Essays

Assessing the impact of the Independent Press Standards Organisation on the culture and practice of the UK press, as a successor to the Press Complaints Commission, as recommended by the Leveson Inquiry.

The Press Complaints commission was a self-regulatory body founded in 1991 to act as an alternative to state regulation of the UK press. Following the exposure of the phone hacking scandal perpetrated by publications under Rupert Murdoch’s News International, predominantly the News of the World, Sir Brian Leveson conducted The Leveson Inquiry to explore ‘culture, … Continue reading

Essays

Summarising the impact of digital technology on the role of journalists over the past twenty years.

To summarise the impact of digital technology on the role of the journalist across the last 20 years it is conducive to consider key developments within the digital age during this era. It is also useful to assess how generic modes of communication, including the internet and social media, have influenced changes within news reporting. … Continue reading