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After Leveson: journalistic ethics in school?

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14 December 2012

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From Canon John Rankin

Sir, - Thirty years ago, I was a chaplain at Clifton College in Bristol when Christopher Jefferies was head of Special Studies. He asked me for the topic that I wished to teach for the term. I suggested "The Ethics of Journalism", based on a book by Gerald Priestland, a journalist and radio religious correspondent.

I taught this subject, using newspaper articles and weekly periodicals, and sixth-formers readily signed up for the course.

The subject could have an appropriate place in the school curriculum today.

JOHN RANKIN
12 Hawthorn Drive, Uppingham
Rutland LE15 9TA

 

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