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Survey asks how papers work with complaints body

A survey is asking editors how they work with the Press Complaints Commission. The Society of Editors has sent out the questionnaire, which also asks how editors tell their staff what they need to know about the voluntary Code of

Coronation Street press pack pushes back the boundaries

Scenes portraying the press pack on Coronation Street this week would probably have landed editors in front of the Press Complaints Commission – if they had happened in a real street. Reporters scaling garden fences to get to the back

Climbdown on secrecy a victory for The Citizen

A wall of council secrecy has come down in Gloucester after a campaign by The Citizen. City councillors have abandoned secret meetings of their new cabinet and announced that they will be open to all. Reports and background papers will

Journalism conference prompts 'quality debate'

Scotland’s top lawyers joined chief constables and leading players in the media at the Society of Editors’ annual Scottish conference. They were there to discuss freedom of information and the relationship between police, press and the procurator fiscal service. Chairman

'Police should open up to cut fear of crime' – SoE chief

Editors believe more information – and not less – from the police would help reduce the public’s fear of crime. Society of Editors director Bob Satchwell claims the police often withhold information when it suits them – and then run

Intrusion and privacy study is welcomed

Two industry bodies have welcomed a new Government inquiry into media intrusion and privacy. The parliamentary select committee for Culture, Media and Sport will take a close look at how self-regulation of the media works. Acting Press Complaints Commission chairman

Echo prevented from showing pic of pervert

Dorset police has refused to let the Daily Echo use a force picture of a man who raped a ten-year-old girl because of vigilante fears over the man, who has been jailed for eight years. The paper wanted to use

Cry for help from a trainee

Page 2 of 2 Does anybody know of a fund for impoverished journalists, respectable way of supplementing my income, or have any other ideas? I know I’m not that low paid and should be relatively well off for a trainee

How employees can 'own' the company

Page 2 of 2 The company was recognised for its shares triumph at the 2000 ProShare Awards, where judges noted that the group had more employee shareholders than any other group of shareholders and heralded its “remarkable achievement”. ECNG has

Bob Satchwell on skills and recruitment

Bob Satchwell, executive director of the Society of Editors, said many regional newspaper groups were now looking closely at the issue of staff turnover. “The regional media has got to be able to continue to recruit talented young people and