#ICE: Apology ethics, Big Brother and Boyle

Journalism.co.uk is at the Institute of Communication Ethics Annual Conference today, hosted by Nick Jones, former BBC political correspondent.

Jones kicked proceedings off, talking about the ethics of an apology: the way the media is influenced by the technique, seeing it as a victory when one is achieved.

Just say the ‘S’ word, Alastair Campbell warned politicians in the midst of scandal. But, Jones warns, the apology fad leads to ‘personality-driven’ news.

More on that one later. In the meantime, follow @journalism_live for occasional tweets. Big Brother’s Bex (2008) is on the stage now and papers on PopBitch (by me) and Susan Boyle (by Spencer Murphy) to follow.

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