Week by week, journalists attempting to do nothing more than their job – to inform their readers, viewers and listeners what is happening in their own countries – face loss of life and liberty. In their countries, freedom of expression is a dream. In pursuing it, many of them are condemned to a living nightmare. We should salute them all, the fighters on press freedom’s front line.
Head of Standards Charlotte Urwin on why press coverage of religion and faith can be a challenging issue and how IPSO is continuing to engage with readers and those interested in how journalists report these stories.
In 1950, Heinz ran an advert that contained this astonishing sentence: “Most men, nowadays, have stopped beating their wives”. It then urged women to buy its soups in order to avoid their husbands getting bored at mealtimes (and therefore, presumably, to prevent them from reverting to wife-beating).Gender stereotyping was born in those early days of mass advertising, an era so glamorously and devastatingly depicted in the TV series “Mad Men”.
Head of Standards Charlotte Urwin on IPSO's new social media guidance, how social media has revolutionised how individuals consume news, and how journalists research and write stories.
A couple of regional newspaper journalists have called for children to be taught about contempt of court. They are concerned that young social media users are unaware of the legal restrictions about what can, and cannot, be written once proceedings become “active”.
One of the persistent myths about journalists is that they are all hard-bitten cynics. Representations of editors and reporters in TV dramas, in movies and on stage portray them as lacking any semblance of humanity.
Greenslade on how lovers of newspapers content should begin thinking about how to preserve it for all time in its non-inky form.
Greenslade on whether it is right for the media to grant terrorists the publicity they seek and the role newspapers have in informing the public.
Standards Officer Liam Tedds highlights good practice examples from three rounds of publisher annual statements and sums up what we've learnt and how we can use this to further improve press standards.
@IpsoNews 22nd Mar 2018
We've got lots of helpful info for the public on what to expect from the press and what you can do if things go wro… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
@IpsoNews 22nd Mar 2018
Complaint upheld after Mail Online failed to take care to avoid an inaccuracy in affairs website story… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…