Tag Archives: the Scottish Sun

Scottish Sun: Naming Baby P’s mum and step-dad

The Scottish Sun is claiming it will name the mum and step-dad of Baby P at midnight (BST) tonight) as a reporting ban on identifying the pair expires at 11:59pm.

The article goes on to describe how their names were made available online:

“Vigilantes managed to get around the identity ban in the early weeks of their conviction by naming them on websites (…) But Scotland Yard’s e-crime unit worked with internet service providers to remove most of the content from cyberspace.”

The conditions of the reporting ban aside it’s an interesting series of events – banned, leaked, removed, reported in the ‘traditional’ press – a cycle under increasing pressure from the online world.

Full story at this link…

Allmediascotland : Twitter online newspaper launched by former chief-sub

An online newspaper for users of Twitter, has been set up by a former chief sub-editor of the Scottish Sun, allmediascotland reports.

“I was of the view that it would be good to bring out an online Twitter newspaper where people can message me their news and we publish the best,” explained its founder, James McIvor, former chief sub-editor of the Scottish Sun, who also runs the Scooped! online service.

Full story at this link…