Submitted in response to written requests from the Inquiry, usually providing lists of questions to be answered. In most cases these formed the basis of questioning in public sessions, but in some cases they were read into the record (or taken as read) and the witness did not appear in person.
Given by witnesses invited by the Inquiry, normally after they have made written statements. These sessions could be viewed live online and sometimes on television news services, and the video recordings are part of the archive. The statements were usually released to the public after the public sessions.
Director of the Goldsmiths Leverhulme Media Research Centre and Professor of Communications at Goldsmiths, University of London. While at Goldsmiths, Curran held a number of visiting appointments including McClatchy Professor (Stanford), Annenberg Professor (UPenn), Bonnier Professor (Stockholm University) and NRC Professor (Oslo University). Told the Inquiry that he believed that a relationship had developed between the British press and politicians that was bad for journalism and bad for government. This had been characterised by periods of hostility punctuated by periods of close alliance as in the late 1930s and the mid-Thatcher era.
Media analyst and founder of Enders Analysis, providing independent research on the media, entertainment, mobile and fixed telecommunications industries in Europe. Invited by Lord Leveson to comment on media plurality.
Professor of Law and Innovation at Queen's University Belfast since 2017. Previously, Associate Dean of Research and Innovation in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, and Reader in Law, at Newcastle University. Submitted academic work including on statutory controls of media content.
Lecturer within the Department of Criminology at the University of Leicester. A criminal-justice researcher since 1993, Mawby offered the Inquiry evidence from his research on police-media relations.
British police officer who joined the Metropolitan Police in 1977. Gave evidence as Chairman of the Police Federation of England and Wales, which he led from 2008 until his death of a suspected embolism in 2013. In April 2014, the Metropolitan Police Federation announced that a scholarship for a Master of Science in Research Degree at Canterbury Christ Church University would be launched in his name.
Chief Executive of the Advertising Standards Authority, UK regulator of ads in all media at the time of the Inquiry, and responsible for executing the ASA's strategy to make ads responsible, including through the development of regulatory policy. Outlined for the Inquiry how investigation of complaints, enforcement activity and the system's communications, marketing, public affairs and research activities worked in practice.
Academic expert in media and communications regulation, submitted evidence to the Inquiry on journalism and self-regulation. Has provided formal and informal policy advice and been frequently called to give evidence to parliamentary committees.
Established 1987. The Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) is the UK’s national membership organisation for health and medical research charities. The AMRC aims to bring together and support health and medical charities, to produce high-quality research by influencing policy and highlighting the sector’s contribution to patient and public health.
Formed 2002. The world’s largest independent cancer-research charity, aiming to reduce the number of deaths from the disease by conducting research on prevention, diagnosis and treatment. The organisation is funded through donations, fundraising and partnerships and with the help of their 40,000 regular volunteers. Gave evidence with Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) and the Wellcome Trust on the importance of accurate and responsible reporting of science.
The Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre (CUBRIC) is dedicated to world-leading research in Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience. Plays a fundamental role in global efforts to understand the causes of neurological and psychiatric conditions. Gave evidence on ways to improve science reporting in general.
British non-profit organisation providing training to journalists, researchers, producers and students in the practice and methodology of investigative journalism. Asked the Inquiry to advise on ways of helping good journalism, and recommended instituting a public interest defence and not imposing "prior notification" rules.
Founded 1884. Professional association for journalists and is the senior such body in the UK, and the oldest in the world. It was founded as the National Association of Journalists, to promote and advance the common interests of the profession of journalism.
Professor of Pharmacology at University College London. Colquhoun was elected to the Royal Society in 1985 and spent most of his career researching pharmacology and the biophysics of single ion channels. His intention in giving evidence was to point to the value of blogging as an antidote to poor science journalism.
Research Professor in Media and Politics at the University of Bedfordshire, Professor of Political Journalism at City, University of London and Emeritus Professor of Broadcast Journalism at Goldsmiths, University of London at time of giving evidence. Sought to address the question of the nature of media influence on public policy in areas such as criminal justice and immigration.
Professor of Media and Communications law and regulation at Manchester University at time of Inquiry. Founding editor of the Journal of Media Law and member of the editorial board of Communications Law. Offered evidence on ethical discussion within journalism. Advocated giving attention to editorial selection and choice, topics which, he thought, were not adequately covered in the current Editors' Code in relation to inaccuracies.
Founded in 1451. Glasgow University is the fourth oldest in the English-speaking world, and one of Scotland's four ancient universities. Along with the University of Edinburgh, it was part of the Scottish Enlightenment during the 18th century. It is currently a member of Universitas 21, the international network of research universities and the Russell Group.