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Whittingdale and the ex-dominatrix: conspiracy of silence or good press behaviour?

Beckett, Charlie (2016) Whittingdale and the ex-dominatrix: conspiracy of silence or good press behaviour? POLIS: journalism and society at the LSE (13 Apr 2016) Blog.

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Abstract

This is the original version of an article that appeared in Newsweek on 13.4.16. The John Whittingdale ‘dominatrix’ story is a classic case study of the eternal balancing act between the right to privacy and the public interest in disclosure. In practice this is rarely a purely ethical or editorial decision. Inevitably, legal, political and taste issues will come into play. The circumstantial details are vital. Yes, ‘publish and be damned’ but in a country without a First Amendment, there has to be a justification.

Item Type: Website (Blog)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/polis/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s)
Library of Congress subject classification: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1990 Broadcasting
Sets: Departments > Media and Communications
Research centres and groups > POLIS
Date Deposited: 12 May 2017 09:42
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/76685/

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