Media commentator to write exclusive weekly posting on ipso.co.uk
The Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) has today announced that Roy Greenslade, Professor of Journalism at City, University of London, former Daily Mirror editor and long-time Guardian columnist will write a regular blog for its website.
It is anticipated that the blog, starting early in April, will offer an insightful commentary on the media landscape, both globally and domestically. It arrives at a time when the news media is grappling with the persistent upheavals caused by the digital revolution's disruption while coping with challenges as diverse as fake news, threats to freedom of expression and legislative pressures.
Greenslade will be given free rein over the subject matter he chooses to write about and IPSO, as has always been the case, will welcome comment and vigorous below-the-line debate.
Commenting on the launch of his new blog, Greenslade said: “I have been writing about the journalism industry throughout a quarter century of change and I welcome this opportunity to continue my observations. So I am really looking forward to writing my weekly IPSO blog. As one would expect of an organisation dedicated to press freedom, IPSO has agreed not to exert any editorial control over what I write.”
IPSO’s Chief Executive, Matt Tee, said: “We are delighted to provide a platform for Roy Greenslade who is widely recognised as an independent, impartial and trusted voice with an unrivalled knowledge of the sector. His blog’s subject matter will be of his choosing and we are, of course, conscious that IPSO’s work is fair game for comment. I’m looking forward to reading what he has to say.”
The Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) is the independent regulator for the newspaper and magazine industry in the UK. We hold newspapers and magazines to account for their actions, protect individual rights, uphold high standards of journalism and help to maintain freedom of expression for the press.