YouGov Poll: 51% think newspapers should be required by law to join an independent regulator, only 3% trust a regulator set up by the press

11 12 2016

opinion_pollAn opinion poll carried out by YouGov for IMPRESS [pdf] shows overwhelming public support for independent regulation of the press, with a majority favouring compulsory membership of an independent regulator.  There is negligible public trust in a regulator set up by newspaper publishers. Read the rest of this entry »





Max Mosley: Why I think that the Leveson model makes sense for everyone

18 11 2016

mosley-levesonThe great majority of newspapers seem determined not to belong to a Leveson-compliant regulator. They say this would amount to state control. But are they right? The Press Recognition Panel is significantly further from politics and government than the Judicial Appointments Commission, yet most would agree the state does not control the judiciary. Read the rest of this entry »





The Martyrdom of Press Freedom: What Recognition of IMPRESS means and why the press fears It – Paul Wragg

13 11 2016

impress2xPress regulation is changing.  On 29 October 2016, IMPRESS was officially recognised as the UK’s first ‘Leveson-compliant’ regulator.  This is a momentous occasion.  But recognition has been met with uniform hostility from the mainstream press.  The Daily Mail was not alone in decrying the event as an end to 300 years of press freedomRead the rest of this entry »





Impress vs IPSO: A chasm, not a cigarette paper – Steven Barnett

30 10 2016

ipso-vs-impress-collage-e1477660796395-800x601In his blog last week the editor of the Press Gazette argued that there was “barely a cigarette paper’s worth of difference” between would-be press regulators IPSO and Impress.  If only. In truth, there is a chasm between the two which would take an essay to enumerate. Here are just four fundamental differences. Read the rest of this entry »





News: Press Recognition Panel recognises Impress as an independent press regulator

25 10 2016

impress2xThe independent Press Recognition Panel (“PRP”) has today approved IMPRESS as an independent self-regulator of the press.  At a public board meeting today, the PRP grant recognition to IMPRESS as a regulator within the meaning of the Royal Charter on the Self-Regulation of the Press [pdf]. Read the rest of this entry »





Press and Counter-Press: Can publishers avoid the financial consequences of their choice to be regulated by IPSO? [Updated]- Simon Carne

21 09 2016

NewspapersIn a free society, a vital ingredient is a strong press – strong enough to speak truth to power. But when the press, itself, is a source of power, who is strong enough to speak truth back to them? Read the rest of this entry »





We need a new kind of press regulator for a new kind of press – Emma Jones

23 08 2016

NewspapersReaders are said to be resistant to it. The newspaper industry certainly doesn’t want it. Mad really, given that news is all about change. If only times hadn’t changed. Read the rest of this entry »