MSPs are to debate the findings of Lord Justice Leveson's report into press standards at Holyrood.
The judge has called for legislation to underpin a "genuinely independent and effective system of self-regulation" for the press.
Following months of evidence gathering, he said the press ignored its own code of conduct in a way that "wreaked havoc with the lives of innocent people" on far too many occasions over the last decade.
The Scottish Government debate takes place before party-leader talks on Thursday in an attempt to find consensus on a new system of regulation.
Speaking at the weekend, the First Minister Alex Salmond said: "It is clear that we must have a system of regulation for the print media here in Scotland which has the support of the industry but which also, most importantly, commands the confidence of the wider public who have been rightly angered at recent episodes concerning phone-hacking, blagging and other potentially illegal activity."
On the debate, he said: "It will be an opportunity to hear what all members have to say and an opportunity for Scotland's Parliament to display the kind of consensus that has so far been lacking on this issue at Westminster."
Last week Labour said any Scottish inquiry into how to implement the recommendations would have "more credibility" if Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon or a senior member of the Government took charge instead of Mr Salmond. Conservative leader Ruth Davidson also said Mr Salmond should step aside.
The call came after Lord Justice Leveson found that Mr Salmond would have knowingly led UK ministers to break the law if it advanced Scottish interests.
The First Minister displayed a "striking" readiness to lobby UK Business Secretary Vince Cable and former culture secretary Jeremy Hunt, now the UK Health Secretary, on behalf of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp during their consideration of the legality of its proposed acquisition of BSkyB, according to the inquiry report.
Ms Davidson said the First Minister is rushing plans for press regulation. "Newspaper publishers do not want and will not pay for two systems when one will do. The industry will sign up to a UK-wide system and if Mr Salmond truly believes in press freedom, he cannot compel newspapers to join his system. Therefore, whatever he devises is likely to be redundant before it has begun."