Wednesday, 28 March 2012

City University Debate

Independent editor Chris Blackhurst

ENTERTAINING and interesting evening at City University on Monday.
We were there to debate, ‘The best of times or the worst of times? What are the lessons from Leveson and the hacking scandal?’
On the panel with me were Independent editor Chris Blackhurst, NUJ general secretary Michelle Stanistreet and hacking victim and former Elle Macpherson adviser Mary-Ellen Field.
The input from the 250 students was tremendous and kept us all on our toes. A bright and well-informed lot.
Blackhurst’s contribution was particularly forthright, eloquently but boldly advancing his views on the flaws in the Leveson Inquiry.
You can read it in the Press Gazette here:
My ramblings, on phone hacking being endemic in our industry for more than 20 years, can be read here.
The event was organised by Dominic Ponsford, Press Gazette editor.

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