State control may not be the answer
Posted: 09 Nov 2012 @ 03:02
In press regulation, the many may be penalised for the sins of
the few, says Trevor Barnes
YOU do not have to be a professor of mass communication and
media studies to know the difference in newspaper terms between
what is in the public interest, and what interests the public.
Probably most of us have flicked surreptitiously through to page
five of, let us say, the Daily Mail, to get more details
on that celebrity story trailed tantalisingly in 36-point bold type
on its front page. Editors know this. And we (or most of us) fall
for it every time.
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