So now we know. Apart from their failure to predict the unscheduled appearance of a plate of shaving foam, the multi-million dollar advice to Murdoch Senior and Junior in preparation for their appearance before the Commons committee was very simple. Murdoch the Elder had clearly been told: “Pause at great length before answering, thereby swallowing […]
Andrew Harvey was interviewed on LBC by Nick Ferrari this morning about the Murdochs’ preparations for their appearance before the Parliament’s Culture, Media and Sport Committee:
Every day on the @harveyleach Twitter account, we publish a media training tip with the hashtag #dailymediatrainingtips. Here are the tips from this week: Make sure you listen to a question in its entirety before responding Try to avoid fidgeting in your seat. It will look like you have been unsettled Examples work well in […]
We wait to see what the forthcoming judicial inquiry makes of relationships between the police and the press in general and between Scotland Yard and Rupert Murdoch’s News International in particular. During many years’ reporting on Scotland Yard’s successes and failures, I was well aware that crime correspondents from the Sun and the News of […]
The BBC could do worse than sign up the entire home affairs select committee for the Newsnight summer slot while Jeremy goes fishing. Their questioning of the men from the Yard combined all the qualities needed – aggression, persistence and bitchiness – for an entertaining grilling. It is of course easier to hunt as a […]
Whether it’s a forgotten microphone or an indiscrete tweet, we often see private communications going public. Graham Leach has written an article for PR Daily with guidelines for how to handle this kind of crisis.
Every day on the @harveyleach Twitter account, we publish a media training tip with the hashtag #dailymediatrainingtips. Here are the tips from this week: When quoting statistics or research, favour studies undertaken by independent bodies Don’t let your eyeline wander from the interviewer – you will look nervous or unsettled Before doing an interview, decide […]
As Robert Peston put it this morning – “This is now much more than a newsroom going bad….” The revelation that not just celebrities but also victims of tragedy have had their phones hacked raises –or, more accurately, lowers – the whole News of the World debate. A journalist’s job is very simple – to […]