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I’ll be taking a break from blogging for the summer (or a bit of it). But will be back well in time for the new school year.
And crabbing, and musselling, and might even try to catch a squid or two.
Unlikely to be blogging in the meantime.
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.
My blogging’s been a little intermittent of late and will be for a little while longer, because a member of my family has just passed away. But I’ll be writing again shortly.