When the papers give too much unnecessary detail, or not enough

01 Jul
Newspaper headlines – you couldn’t make them up. But they just did.

May – Media Monitoring Blog By Georgia Tomlinson and Daisy Cooper What happens when regulation fails and editors ignore public outrage? Here is a textbook example: last month Katie Hopkins’s opinion piece in the Sun entitled “Rescue boats? I’d rather use gunships to stop migrants” generated around 400 complaints to the press’s tame self-regulator, IPSO.

17 Jun
Tabloids, killers and the interests of the public

How the tabloid obsession with child-killers led to questions in court, and questions of morality By James Doleman (@jamesdoleman) Yesterday’s revelations that the, now defunct, News of the world tasked one of their journalists to become a prison officer so as to gather information on a child-murderer (http://www.thedrum.com/news/2015/06/16/news-world-reporter-admits-becoming-prison-guard-get-close-ian-huntley) may have shocked many but was no

16 Jun
In the public interest? Reflections on the conviction of a Sun journalist

By Jeevan Vipinachandran The emergence of more evidence on the extent of Phone hacking, the ongoing vilification of vulnerable individuals and recent allegations of illegal payments to police officers (including a counter-terrorism officer) have all done little to rebuild the public’s trust in newspapers. And yet, Lord Justice Leveson has already provided the press with

09 Jun
IPSO’s credibility sinks to new low – Editors flout their own Code and IPSO judgements

By Georgia Tomlinson and Daisy Cooper April media monitoring blog   This month, IPSO’s legitimacy was once again in the spotlight after a number of newspaper articles highlighted its inability or unwillingness to investigate apparent breaches of the Editors’ Code of Practice. These failures have, once again, highlighted IPSO’s failure as a regulator. The most