Tag Archives: Codes

BBC: Snoozenight lawyers asleep at the wheel?

“Some basic journalistic checks were not completed and no one was sure who was giving the final sign-off on the story on the day, the report found (FT)” I’ve been asked by countless people (OK, one) what I think of … Continue reading

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What’s this Contributor business?

Some people have asked why you need to get confirmation in writing that you are a ‘contributor’. (See Tip 2 below) You can read my blog post, http://www.airsupremacy.co.uk/blog/2010/09/01/229/ for the long version but in brief Ofcom ruled last year (to … Continue reading

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Ofcom’s new Broadcasting Code out today

Ofcom’s new Broadcasting Code takes effect today. It sets rules for TV and radio broadcasts, and replaces the previous version. The full Code and Guidance Notes can be found here: http://stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk/broadcasting/broadcast-codes/broadcast-code/

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None too smart

That 43 page UBS Dress Code; When good intentions go hilariously awry. See the Wall Street Journal & everywhere else .

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Editors kill the myth (but not very convincingly)

The Editor’s Code which covers accuracy, will be changed (amendment in italics): Clause 1ii says – A significant inaccuracy, misleading statement or distortion once recognised must be corrected, promptly and with due prominence, and – where appropriate – an apology published. In … Continue reading

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The silent Ofcom committee

Ofcom delegated Standards & Fairness decisions to an internal review committee http://bit.ly/anQiO9.  Four people armed with a fat rubber stamp. Yet another committee in an impenetrable bureaucratic legalistic monolith, where clarity, speed, fairness and common-sense feature on my ‘at risk’ register. Two years downstream and not … Continue reading

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Code War Warrior

I’m not sure if my last blog had anything to do with it, but BBC1 Watchdog (TX 21/10/10) is back up on iPlayer- it’s a cracking programme. Hurry you only have a couple of days left to watch it. http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00vjbwp/Watchdog_21_10_2010/ I … Continue reading

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Wheat from Chaff makes Mincemeat of the Gardner!

I found this in the Guardian/Comment is Free on-line. Someone who calls him/herself WheatFromChaff replied to an article by left-wing lawyer and blogger Carl Gardner calling for Effective regulation of the media, independent and outside of the courts. (Carl Gardner wrote): Instead … Continue reading

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