The thing that struck me most as the media scrambled to report the publication of the Leveson Report was this: no one had really read it.
I mean, of course, really read it. All of it. Some had read one section; others had read another. Some had even read the executive summary.
But none had read – and digested – all of it.
It was impossible to. Even journalists reviewing the final Harry Potter novel had a whole night to stay up reading it.
And that had wizards. Continue reading
There have been rumblings for a while about the establishment of a UK investigation foundation, and now it’s here. They’re not accepting cash at the moment, just pledges of support and help. So go help them.
Here’s their open letter: Continue reading
Taking place this Friday, the ‘Investigative Journalism Goes Global’ conference at the University of Westminster has one of the most impressive casts of panelists you could ask for (and I’m not just saying that because I’m on one of the panels). An event like this deserves a good turnout – I’m hoping it can spark off some ideas about how we can maintain investigative journalism in a new media world, so if you want to meet up and chat about that let me know. Here’s the full running order: Continue reading