Be careful what you say to a journalist…

In these days of digital recordings and podcasting, they have a way of telling the world what you actually said… Yesterday Childrens’ Commissioner Patricia Lewsley disputed the veracity of a Newsletter report about her remarks on parents who smack… so they posted a transcript and the original recording online today… Not only does it give an accurate picture of what was said, it also gives the precise context of the conversation… Nice one Newsletter!!

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty