The Inquiry starts
Mirror editor Richard Wallace, former Sun managing editor Graham Dudman, Daily Mail executive managing editor Robin Esser and Lord Hunt of the PCC on the fallout from hacking.
The Leveson Inquiry into the culture, ethics and practices of the media has started this week, with opening statements from lawyers for the inquiry, newspapers and 'victims' and, today, from journalists' union the NUJ. General Secretary Michelle Stanistreet tells the Media Show that a culture of fear kept most journalists from speaking out when they saw unethical practices over the last ten years. Can she suggest a viable solution?
Meanwhile, on Monday, print editors gathered in a hotel in Surrey to discuss how they could address the perceived problems of self-regulation, at the Society of Editors conference. Mirror editor Richard Wallace, Graham Dudman of News International and the Mail's executive managing editor, Robin Esser, offer their views of what if anything should replace the Press Complaints Commission. The new chair of the PCC, Lord Hunt, responds and Stewart Purvis, formerly of Ofcom, discusses the options.