Readers' and Journalists' advisory panels

Readers’ Advisory Panel


The Readers’ Advisory Panel is made up of people who are not employed by a publisher that is or could be regulated by IPSO. The panel will meet three times a year. Its meetings will be minuted and the minutes will be submitted to the IPSO Board. The Chairman of the panel will be invited to address the Board at least once a year. IPSO staff will provide the panel’s secretariat.

The panel will:

  • provide advice and observations to IPSO on its work and wider industry issues from the perspective of readers and citizens

  • act as a focal point for the public or representative groups to feedback on their experience of IPSO

  • to provide a readers’ and citizens’ view to any external review or audit of IPSO

  • to provide comment to IPSO on any issues on which it consults, including the annual review of the Editors’ Code and any guidance.

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Journalists' Advisory Panel

The Journalists' Advisory Panel will be made up of people who earn the majority of their income as journalists, below the level of editor, for publications that are regulated by IPSO. The panel will meet three times a year. Its meetings will be minuted and the minutes will be submitted to the IPSO Board. The Chairman of the panel will be invited to address the Board at least once a year. IPSO staff will provide the panel’s secretariat.

The panel will:

  • identify issues facing journalists arising from IPSO’s work or related to the provisions of the Editors’ Code

  • provide advice and observations to IPSO on its work and wider industry issues that may affect its work

  • to provide a journalist view to any external review or audit of IPSO

  • act as a focal point for journalists to feedback on their experience of IPSO
  • provide comment to IPSO on any issues on which it is consulting or developing guidance.