Thursday, 15 October 2009

Credit where credit's due

The Newspaper Society's weekly newsletter arrived in our inbox this morning with an item about the local media fighting for open justice.

"Media commentator Roy Greenslade has highlighted recent instances in which local media journalists reporting on cases in criminal courts have used the updated guidelines on reporting restrictions," it read.

The piece was a reference to two stories in which London weeklies successfully argued against the imposition of Section 39 Orders under the Children and Young Persons Act which would have prevented newspapers from identifying the perpetrators of crime.

As Roy himself acknowledged in his blogpost, it was in fact HTFP which orginally "highlighted" both of these tales.

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