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United Kingdom: Post-Leveson, media accountability is all over the place

Jempson, Mike; Powell, Wayne; Reardon, Sally

Authors

Mike Jempson

Wayne Powell wayne2.powell@uwe.ac.uk

Sally Reardon Sally2.Reardon@uwe.ac.uk
Senior Lecturer in Multimedia/Multiplatform Journalism



Contributors

Tobias Eberwein
Editor

Susanne Fengler
Editor

Matthias Karmasin
Editor

Abstract

In recent years, the media in the UK have been under greater scrutiny than ever before, across all platforms. Journalists have been the subject of protracted criminal investigations and trials. The Leveson Inquiry into the culture, practices and ethics of the press, conducted in public, exposed press malpractice and offered proposals for reform. Journalists have been the subject of protracted criminal investigations and trials. Yet far from creating a fresh, independent and accountable regulatory system to replace the discredited Press Complaints Commission, the outcome has brought more confusion than clarity, and concern has been raised internationally about threats to press freedom in the UK. Meanwhile, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), the world’s best-known public service broadcaster, has been riven by scandals, has suffered a reduction in its operating capabilities and is under pressure from the government to undergo a major restructuring.

Publication Date Nov 20, 2017
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Series Title Routledge International Handbooks
Book Title The European Handbook of Media Accountability
ISBN 9781472457660
APA6 Citation Jempson, M., Powell, W., & Reardon, S. (2017). United Kingdom: Post-Leveson, media accountability is all over the place. In T. Eberwein, S. Fengler, & M. Karmasin (Eds.), The European Handbook of Media AccountabilityRoutledge
Keywords media accountability, Leveson, UK press, press freedom
Publisher URL https://www.routledge.com/The-European-Handbook-of-Media-Accountability/Eberwein-Fengler-Karmasin/p/book/9781472457660