A regional newspaper editor joined in a debate on the future of print journalism.
Speaking at the Benn Debate in Bristol on Friday, Mike Norton, editor of the Bristol Evening Post, said that self-regulation works for local newspapers and he was concerned they might become bound by new restrictions.
Said Mike: “We carry about 30,000 stories a year yet the number of complaints we receive from the Press Complaints Commission are less than a handful.”
He added that sometimes journalists did get it wrong but they were, in the main, conscientious and law-abiding.
Also taking part in the debate where Chris Jefferies, who was libelled by several newspapers during the Jo Yeates murder case, and Lord Hunt, the chairman of the Press Complaints Commission.