Monday, 26 March 2012

MMP Grad Programme: Facts, Figures and Phone Hacking (28/3)

Facts, Figures and Phone Hacking: Ethical Problems in the British Press

Dr Carole O’Reilly, Senior Lecturer in Media & Cultural Studies, School of Media, Music and Performance, University of Salford

This talk will examine the long-standing problem of ethics among British journalists. It takes as its starting point a 1938 report into the British Press, which mirrors many of the concerns of the current Leveson Inquiry.

Ethical problems relate not solely to social, cultural and political changes in the wider society but also to fundamental changes in the structure and profession of journalism itself. An emphasis on ill-defined ethical frameworks may be masking the real and more pressing dilemma for British journalists – how to ensure the future viability of their occupation in a digital era.

3.10 - 4pm. Weds 28th March. 2nd floor lecture theatre, Adelphi House.

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