Leeds Trinity Journalism Week

Wednesday 27th Feb, 2013:
11am, lecture from Neil Wallis (former executive editor of the News of the World) on the Leveson Debate entitled ‘Leveson: the Devil in the Detail’- informative talk and Q & A time where Wallis took the opportunity to discuss his ordeal throughout the phone hacking scandal and his arrest because of the News of the World’s involvement in the issue. Believes he was a “trophy arrest.” Gives comment that said the decision of his bail was decided Thursday night but he didn’t hear the result until the Friday morning.

Talks about ‘Free Press’ and asks the question, “Is it OK to pay police for information?” A few people from the audience say that it is OK for a journalist to offer money to officers, but officers shouldn’t accept the money in exchange for the details.