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Greenslade to write new blog for press watchdog

GreensladeA media commentator and journalism professor is set to write a weekly blog for the press watchdog.

The Independent Press Standards Organisation has announced that former Daily Mirror editor Roy Greenslade, left, now professor of journalism at City, University of London, will write the blog from early April.

IPSO says the blog will offer an insightful commentary on the media landscape, both globally and domestically, and arrives at a time when the news media is grappling with the persistent upheavals caused by the digital revolution’s disruption while coping with challenges as diverse as fake news, threats to freedom of expression and legislative pressures.

Roy had been a long-time contributor to The Guardian until his regular blog finished in January.

He said: “I have been writing about the journalism industry throughout a quarter century of change and I welcome this opportunity to continue my observations. So I am really looking forward to writing my weekly IPSO blog.

“As one would expect of an organisation dedicated to press freedom, IPSO has agreed not to exert any editorial control over what I write.”

IPSO’s chief executive Matt Tee added: “We are delighted to provide a platform for Roy Greenslade who is widely recognised as an independent, impartial and trusted voice with an unrivalled knowledge of the sector.

“His blog’s subject matter will be of his choosing and we are, of course, conscious that IPSO’s work is fair game for comment. I’m looking forward to reading what he has to say.”

Ironically, Roy’s blogs will not be regulated as IPSO is not considered to be a publisher.

However, the organisation says any complaints will be handled in the same way complaints about its existing blog content are handled.