November 4, 2019
IMPRESS has published its third Annual Report which reports a further 26% increase in publications that have chosen to join IMPRESS’s approved scheme of self-regulation for the press.
IMPRESS reports that The Conversation, Bedford Independent and Plant Based News are among 38 new titles to have come under the regulatory remit of IMPRESS in the past year. They join a growing membership of over 130 newspapers and news sites that also include award-winning titles Bellingcat, New Internationalist and The Lincolnite, reaching over 11 million readers each month.
The Report states that in 2018/19 IMPRESS dealt with 39 complaints and published one arbitration award, seven adjudications and issued three advisory notices concerning unwarranted press intrusion.
IMPRESS says that the Report goes on to “showcase the work that IMPRESS has done to strengthen and support high ethical standards of journalism in the independent news sector through the launch of an annual Trust in Journalism Conference and an independent publishers taskforce to respond to the Cairncross Review’s recommendations on the sustainability of high-quality public interest news”. To read the IMPRESS press release in full and for a link to its Annual Report, click here.