IMPRESS Receives Full Endorsement from NUJ Conference
IMPRESS has gained official support from the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) conference and the two organisations are planning to meet soon for discussions regarding IMPRESS’s consultation on a new standards code, its journalists’ whistleblowing hotline, and other shared interests.
Chair of NUJ’s Ethics Council, Professor Chris Frost said: “Our view is that IMPRESS represents the best opportunity we have for independent press regulation and for providing an alternative to those national newspapers and their publishers who continue to fail to take their responsibilities seriously by hiding their failings behind another pointless so-called regulator.
“We have welcomed IMPRESS as the alternative press regulator because we want to see regulation which is both Leveson compliant and independent of publishers, whilst involving journalists on its board and with its future development.”
Jonathan Heawood, IMPRESS CEO said: “This NUJ endorsement is another important milestone in the development of IMPRESS as the new independent press regulator. We are really looking forward to working with them on the consultation for a new standards code and to have their valuable input on a range of issues affecting the media.”