About Us

IMPRESS is at the vanguard of a new, positive future for news publishers, ensuring quality independent journalism flourishes in a digital age. We help to build understanding and trust between journalists and the public - and provide the public with trusted sources of news.

We are a regulator designed for the future of media, building on the core principles of the past, protecting journalism, while innovating to deal with the challenges of a digital age.

What we do

  • Award a ‘Trust in Journalism’ mark to publishers that meet our standards for membership.
  • Maintain a progressive Standards Code, and assess any breaches of this code by our members.
  • Provide an arbitration scheme which is free to all parties and protects publishers against the risk of court costs and exemplary damages.
  • Support the development of news publishers, through partnerships and collaboration.

Who we are

Key to our role as an effective regulator is our governance and structure.

Our board is made up of journalists, experts and specialists with a wide range of experience and skills. They are selected by an appointment panel.  We also maintain a Code Committee, that is responsible for advising the board on our Standards Code.

IMPRESS has a small staff team, based out of our office in central London.

We are growing quickly. Our membership is currently made up of more than 77 publications from across the country, collectively reaching more than 5 million people.

How we operate

As a regulator for the public, IMPRESS is committed to openness and transparency in everything we do.

IMPRESS's audited annual reports and accounts can be found and downloaded here.

Details on our current funding can be found here.

Answers to many Frequently Asked Questions about our work can be found on this page.

A collection of our organisational and regulatory policies can be found on this page.