Journalism, a force for good

The NUJ's closing submission to the Leveson inquiry into the culture, practices and ethics of the press continues developing the union's argument for a "conscience clause" to be inserted into journalists' contracts, protecting those of us who refuse to do work contrary to the union's Code of Conduct.

It concludes, addressing Lord Justice Leveson:

Yours has been an unprecedented inquiry into the reality of how the press operates within the UK. It was born out of a scandal that shocked the public and put the spotlight on journalistic practices and ethics as never before. This has to be an Inquiry that achieves change through the implementation of recommendations that come out of it - the NUJ, like you, does not wish to see the outcomes of this Inquiry to become yet another footnote in the annals of journalistic history.

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