Independent Press Standards Organisation

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  • Latest news

    IPSO Chairman reappointed

    The IPSO Appointments Panel has announced today that it has reappointed Sir Alan Moses as Chairman of IPSO for a second term. Sir Alan, whose first three year term comes to an end in September 2017, will serve until the end of 2019.

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    IPSO Blog: What should journalists think about when using information taken from social media?

    Like most people nowadays, I’m often on social media checking to see what friends and family are doing. Social media has revolutionised how individuals communicate and how they consume news. It is also changing how journalists research and write stories. Journalists can turn to social media to find pictures of individuals caught up in news events; as a means of contacting people for comment; or to find entertaining or surprising social media posts which form the basis of a story.

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    New vacancy: Complaints Officer

    IPSO is looking to recruit an articulate, efficient and highly motivated individual to join its complaints-handling team. Position: 12 month contract (with possibility of being made permanent) Remuneration: £28-30K Closing date: 16 August 2017

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Press standards

IPSO helps to uphold professional standards in journalism. We monitor our members' compliance with the Editors' Code, provide guidance and training, and can carry out standards investigations where we believe there have been serious and systemic breaches of the Code.

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Annual statements 2016

Annual report 2015

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IPSO staff members are available to assist and advise members of the public, complainants, editors and journalists. Please contact us on 0300 123 2220 or