Stephen Glover: Too much heat, too little light. We need cooler heads at the inquiry

Media Studies: Too much heat, too little light. We need cooler heads at the inquiry

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Media Studies: What had been seen as a discreditable saga was turned into a disgraceful scandal

Stephen Glover: The celebrities are wrong. No private life should be entirely off-limits

Media Studies: Mr Grant can't expect the tabloids to go on buying milk only when he wants to sell it, and at the price which he determines

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Media Studies: How impressive his reflections seemed in light of politicians’ manoeuvrings

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Another world. On the evening of 6 October 1986, ITV's News at Ten leads with a story about the Conservative Party conference in Bournemouth. There is an item about a sunken Soviet nuclear submarine. Only towards the end of the bulletin is there mention of "Britain's first new quality newspaper for more than a century" and pictures of copies rolling off the presses.

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Media Studies: It would have been far preferable for almost everyone, excepting the Murdochs, if the News of the World had been decontaminated and cleaned up

Stephen Glover: Sometimes it can be right to break the law

Media Studies: If newspapers were prevented from publishing information given to them by police sources, there would be an awful lot of blank spaces to fill

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Stephen Glover: It's time to fight for the best of the BBC

Media Studies: It seems that the more upmarket BBC4, which is the Corporation's sole remaining enclave of Reithian values on television, will be the greater loser
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