The Editors’ Code of Practice, under which the vast majority of Britain’s newspaper, magazine and news website journalists work, is to undertake a public consultation on how it can be further improved, it was announced today.
The Readers’ Advisory Panel will provide comment to IPSO on any issues on which it is consulting or developing guidance, including the regular review of the Editors’ Code of Practice; provide their view to any external review or audit of IPSO; and act as a focal point for the public or representative groups to feed back their experiences of IPSO.
Claire Singers, a public relations consultant, and Mike Soutar, a multi-award winning magazine professional, have been appointed to the IPSO Board.
“Trevor Kavanagh is not a member of our Complaints Committee and has no involvement in any rulings made by IPSO. The views expressed by Mr Kavanagh in his column following the IPSO ruling on Manji v The Sun were made in a personal capacity and do not represent the view of IPSO”.
“We have been regulating the overwhelming majority of the UK’s newspapers, magazines and news websites for the last two years and will continue to do so.”
The role is an important part of IPSO’s service to complainants and undertakes reviews of IPSO’s handling of investigated complaints to ensure that the process has been fair and transparent to all concerned. Mrs Haines’ open recruitment and appointment was overseen by IPSO’s independent appointments’ panel, chaired by Sir Hayden Phillips.
IPSO has today announced the details of its year-long arbitration pilot scheme and has confirmed the appointment of the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) to run the pilot. The new scheme encompasses more than 20 publications, including major national dailies, the Press Association, magazines and a leading local newspaper.
IPSO has announced a review of the way its regulations should apply to global digital publishers.
Statements provide details on compliance, training and editorial standards and cover the calendar year 2015 and disclose information about the publishers’ approach to editorial standards; complaints-handling procedures; training processes and records of compliance, including details of any complaints that have been upheld by IPSO’s Complaints Committee.
@IpsoNews 21st Mar 2018