Why We Write: Three Magic Words – ‘The Public Interest’

  • Alan Rusbridger


It was, it should be said, a canny move by Lord Justice Leveson. The judge quickly put 10,000 miles between himself and the cacophony of debate his Report left behind. As he lectured in Australia, Fleet Street was left to grapple with the detailed recommendations of a man who had spent a year examining the worst excesses of some newsrooms that were, we are all now agreed, out of control.


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