Padraig Reidy: The newspapers’ royal gambit
Category Archives: Leveson Inquiry
Padraig Reidy: Leveson: Who’s in? Who’s Out?
Leveson fiasco: costs and other questions
Worrying news from Buckingham Palace Road this morning: the Telegraph is reporting that Culture Secretary Maria Miller’s special adviser Joanna Hindley warned its reporters of Miller’s connection to the Leveson report before the newspaper published details of her expenses, notably that Miller’s parents lived in her taxpayer-funded second home. The paper took the rare step of [...]
Padraig Reidy: Leveson – what the papers say
This article was originally published in The New Statesman Between the Leveson Inquiry and the crisis at the BBC, it seems journalism is all we ever read or hear about these days. These crises are heightened because journalists are, essentially, gossips who like talking about journalists. In this, we’re no different from people in any other [...]
Padraig Reidy: Would it have been OK to hack Jimmy Savile’s phone?
Padraig Reidy: Prince Harry, post Leveson
It was a packed house last night for our event at the Frontline Club debating life after the Leveson Inquiry, which is set to make recommendations for regulation of the British press this autumn. Panellists Brian Cathcart (Kingston University and Hacked Off), David Aaronovitch (Times), Helen Lewis (New Statesman) and Angela Phillips (Goldsmiths and the [...]