Utopian dreams for better journalism?

Crook, Timothy. 2014. Utopian dreams for better journalism? Ethical Space: The International Journal of Communication Ethics., 11(1/2), pp. 20-24. ISSN 1742-0105 [Article]

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This paper outlines utopian dreams for better
and happier journalism and analyses some of
the crucial issues missing at the Leveson Inquiry
as well as the libel reform that parliament
failed to grasp. It examines critically the issues
relating to restorative justice emerging from
the ITN v Living Marxism libel case of 2000.
It argues that restorative justice solutions to
media harm and offence with constructive
remedies that empower rather than diminish
journalism are the only way to improve genuinely
the culture of journalism ethics in Britain.
It concludes that the ‘cycle of punitive revenge’
is destructive of the dignity as well as freedom
of the media.

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journalism, ethics, restorative justice, media harm and offence

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Media, Communications and Cultural Studies


March 2014Published

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Date Deposited:

23 Feb 2015 08:03

Last Modified:

27 Jun 2017 13:51

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.



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