Leveson Warns Journalistic Standards Could Slip if Bloggers Not Subject to Law

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By: Lisa O’Carroll | The Guardian

Lord Justice Leveson has warned that unless criminal and civil law is enforced against bloggers, the quality of journalism in conventional media could deteriorate.

Leveson, speaking in Melbourne, Australia on Wednesday morning (UK time), said journalists on newspapers might be encouraged to cut corners and to adopt unethical and potentially illegal practices to get a story in the face of competition from the internet.

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