Resources and guidance for journalists and editors

Our guidance for editors and journalists aims to drive up good practice across issues faced by journalists every day. No other organisation has our breadth and depth of regulatory experience about editorial standards.

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Developing and publishing guidance raises editorial standards and supports editors and journalists to comply with the Editors’ Code of Practice. 

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  • Deaths and inquests guidance

    This guidance provides editors and journalists with a framework for thinking through issues around the reporting of deaths and inquests and includes examples of relevant decisions by IPSO’s...

  • Court reporting

    This guidance is intended to provide a framework to editors and journalists on how the Editors’ Code applies to court reporting and includes case studies of relevant decisions...

  • Guidance on reporting major incidents

    This guidance is currently being updated. You can download the current guidance on this page.

  • Social media guidance

    This social media guidance provides a framework for thinking through questions about reporting material taken from social media and some examples of relevant decisions by IPSO’s Complaints Committee.

  • Sexual offences guidance

    This guidance provides editors and journalists with a framework for thinking through important questions related to the reporting of sexual offences and examples of relevant decisions by IPSO’s...

  • Prominence in digital media guidance

    This guidance explains how IPSO makes decisions on the prominence with which editors must publish remedies to breaches of the Editors’ Code in digital media.

  • Sex and gender identity guidance

    This guidance provides editors and journalists with a framework for thinking through considerations around the reporting of sex and gender identity and includes examples of relevant decisions by...

  • Due prominence in printed media

    This guidance explains how IPSO makes decisions on the prominence with which editors must publish remedies in printed media (or in electronically-rendered print editions).