Darryl Mason 28 Nov 10 5:23 pm
Considering The Press Council couldn’t even get Piers Akerman to publicly apologise after he said intellectually disabled people can’t understand “plain English”…no thanks.
mUmBRELLA gives the cyberspace laugh of the week by reporting:
"Prof Disney suggested that the Press Council could seek to regulate bloggers . He said: “At present, only one of the Council members publishes solely on-line. The Council will continue to invite other on-line publishers to become members and thus subject to its regulation. This reflects a desire to avoid unnecessary duplication, inconsistency or gaps between the regulatory processes which apply to print and on-line publications in the area of news and current affairs. Consideration will also need to be given to the possibility of encouraging membership by serious bloggers who focus on the same area.”
I'm with Darryl Mason - when the Press Council begins to seriously address the ethical failings of paid professional journalists, then it can raise the possibility of extending the juristiction of its 25 member toothless tiger.