After the death yesterday of designer Kate Spade, we have received many comments and questions about the reporting of suicide. Head of Standards Charlotte Urwin on how IPSO supports journalists to write about this complex issue responsibly.
Director of Operations Charlotte Dewar on Open Democracy's allegations that The Evening Standard was offering a select group of advertisers favourable news and comment pieces and the wider discussion among publishers, advertisers and readers about the evolving and sometimes challenging relationships between the editorial and commercial sides of news businesses.
Our broader commitment to press standards includes supporting all of our member publishers, large or small, with bespoke newsroom training on how IPSO applies the Editors’ Code and how to handle complaints effectively for editors, managers and for journalists.
In the first of our series of guest blogs from Samaritans, Lorna Fraser, Executive Lead of Samaritans’ Media Advisory Service introduces the service and its guidelines to support safe and informative coverage of suicide and self-harm.
Head of Standards Charlotte Urwin introduces a new blogging partnership between IPSO and Samaritans which will help editors and journalists to report on suicide.
Policy and Public Affairs Officer Sophie Malleson on the Lords Select Committee on Political Polling and Digital Media’s recent report.
Policy and Public Affairs Officer Sophie Malleson reflects on a recent visit to the Religion and Media Festival, a celebration of the best coverage of religion in the media and a forum for debate about the coverage of faith issues.
The official report into the aftermath of last year’s Manchester Arena attack by Lord Kerslake includes an examination of media behaviour and criticism of some parts of the press at a time of enormous vulnerability for families of the victims. We will look further at can do to support victims, families and the agencies in these challenging situations as well as making sure that IPSO-regulated publishers are aware of their obligations and responsibilities under the Editors’ Code.
Chief Exec Matt Tee writes in Press Gazette about reporting deaths. A reflection of a society that cares or needless bothering of bereaved families?
@IpsoNews 14th Dec 2018
@IpsoNews 13th Dec 2018
Courier complaint about article on employment tribunal upheld bit.ly/2RXZFO0 https://t.co/Nz4PHhX3X6