Cardiff presents evidence at the Leveson Inquiry
Friday, December 09, 2011
The Levenson Inquiry website lists previous and forthcoming witnesses
The Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies presented oral evidence to the Leveson Inquiry at the Royal Courts of Justice on Thursday December 8th.
Attending the Inquiry into the culture, practices and ethics of the press was the school’s Chair of Digital Economy Professor Ian Hargreaves.
This follows the School’s recent submission of written evidence, at the Inquiry’s request, setting out its work in training journalists with regard standards and ethics, its degrees and extensive research activities.
Head of School Justin Lewis said, “Cardiff has trained some of the most respected journalists in the UK and beyond, and our courses aim to set the highest standards of ethics training.”
Cardiff’s research has already featured at the inquiry in the form of Nick Davies’ 2008 book Flat Earth News which used the school’s research data into the independence and quality of UK journalism. The School has carried out a number of research projects relevant to the Inquiry, examining issues such as the economics of journalism and news coverage of a range of issues.
The Inquiry was announced by the Prime Minister in July this year, in response to the role of the press and police in the phone-hacking scandal.
Lord Justice Leveson was appointed as Chairman of the Inquiry. It will examine the culture, practices and ethics of the media, in particular the relationship of the press with the public, police and politicians.