04 Dec
Newspaper Industry releases revised “Editors’ Code”, more comfort for tabloids, nothing for the public

by Dr. Evan Harris A group made up mainly of newspaper editors has released a revised version of the press industry standards code which it instructs IPSO to administer and to “take active steps to ensure that publications” adhere to. The revisions are the result of secret meetings of the “Editors’ Code of Practice Committee”,

10 Nov
The Press Recognition Panel is far from a waste of time and money

Written by Steven Barnett, professor of communications at the University of Westminster The Press Recognition Panel was painstakingly put together in a manner that will guarantee complete insulation from any conceivable political interference or pressure, writes professor Steven Barnett. Anyone reading Ray Snoddy’s Newsline piece last week could be forgiven for concluding that the Press

06 Nov
Mistakes happen – it’s how you deal with them that matters

September Press Monitoring blog – Georgia Tomlinson In September we noticed an unusually high number of corrections in the press. Some of these reflect inevitable journalistic mistakes, others are deliberate, reckless or the product of careless journalism. When errors are made the Editors’ Code requires them to be corrected “promptly and with due prominence”. Unfortunately