|PCC Newsletter November 2008
The PCC and Suicide Reporting
The past year has seen much debate about the way the media reports cases of suicide or apparent suicide. This article summarises the body of work undertaken by the PCC around the issue of suicide reporting, and announces details of a forthcoming seminar being held in conjunction with the think tank Polis.
Readers Mislead by Front Page Teasers
A lot of the Commission's work involves conciliating complaints that may raise a breach of the Code. Such cases may not be adjudicated at a full meeting of the Commission, but can still act as lessons of how the Code is being interpreted by the PCC. In this article, we highlight a number of complaints where readers have complained that magazine front covers have promised content that is not reflected by the articles inside the magazine.
Meet the Charter Commissioner - Sir Brian Cubbon
In the first in a new series of interviews with PCC Commissioners and other personnel, the Charter Commissioner, Sir Brian Cubbon, talks in detail about his role investigating complaints about the PCC's handling of cases and upholding the high levels of service that the PCC offers to the public.
Commission to meet in Manchester
The PCC is delighted to announce that, for the first time, Commissioners are to meet outside London. For news about the two-day meeting - to be held in Manchester on the 24th and 25th of November - at which Commissioners will meet prominent local figures who either work in, or deal with, the media.