Live tonight – Is the press accountable enough?


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Tonight we discuss press standards, self-regulation and public trust as we ask the question: Is the press accountable enough? We start at 7:45pm GMT/11.45am PST and if you can’t make it to the club in person we’ll be streaming it live above, on the club events page and on the Frontline Club live channel,

According to a report published by the Media Standards Trust, the current system of press self-regulation is not successfully protecting either the press or the public. The current system is not, the report claims, effective enough, accountable enough, or transparent enough, and does not reflect the transformed media environment. So should Britain’s system of press self-regulation be over-hauled and if it is, will it do anything to restore public faith in the press? link

Taking part will be Roger Alton, editor of The Independent, Steven Barnett, Professor of Communications at the University of Westminster who researched the Media Standarts Trust report A More Accountable Press, Albert Scardino, an independent journalist and commentator and Steve Hewlett is a writer and broadcast consultant and currently presents The Media Show on Radio 4.