House of Lords Select Committee Report on Media Ownership – correction

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I’ll blog at more length about this report – there’s an awful lot of meat to digest in it first – but before I do I want to correct a mistake for the record.

I’m quoted in the report as saying that the editor of the Daily Mail was on the Editorial Code Committee at the same time as being on the Press Complaints Commission. He was not. He was on the Press Board of Finance at the same time as being on the Press Complaints Commission. He then stepped down from the Press Complaints Commission when he was made chair of the Editorial Code Committee in May, but still sits on the Press Board of Finance.

The substance of my point – that there are serious conflicts of interest between the different parts of the PCC, that working editors should not set the rules, police the rules, and/or act as paymasters at the same time – still stands. But I apologise for my error.

Written by Martin Moore

June 27th, 2008 at 2:18 pm

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  1. It’s my experience that the PCC is very good at defending itself in this way. What a shame it’s not so good at defending others who’ve been misrepresented in the media.

    Matthew

    1 Jul 08 at 3:39 pm

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