What to do with Page 3? [Video]

The No More Page 3 campaign, which is calling upon Sun editor Dominic Mohan to take the bare boobs out of the national newspaper, continues to gather support.

Although the paper’s general attitude towards women is arguably the bigger issue – it was criticised last week for reporting the death of Oscar Pistorious’ girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, with a front page picture of her from a bikini shoot – comedian Lucy Cox has taken a wry look at what things might be like if women ran the paper.

The video below contains naughty words, and is unlikely to be safe for the office. Then again, if the Sun is an acceptable family newspaper around the breakfast table…

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“Before we all sink into a slough of digital dystopian despair, it might be worth considering this: is this a sign of the strength, not weakness, of revelatory journalism in the digital age?”


Charlie Beckett, director of POLIS at the London School of Economics, reacts to news that the UK government forced the Guardian into destroying hard drives that contained information leaked by Edward Snowden.


(Source: POLIS)

 

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