Daily Mail editor Paul Dacre to step down (but don’t expect much to change) – Ivor Gaber

10 06 2018

File 20180607 137306 1lh2nat.jpg?ixlib=rb 1.1Among the glowing tributes to Daily Mail editor Paul Dacre – who has announced he will step down in November after 26 years at the helm – I have yet to spot one that mentions this description of his methods from a recent unauthorised history of the newspaper: Read the rest of this entry »






Newspaper Industry releases revised “Editors’ Code”, more comfort for tabloids, nothing for the public – Evan Harris

3 12 2015

PressA group made up mainly of newspaper editors has released a revised version of the press industry standards code which it instructs IPSO to administer and to “take active steps to ensure that publications” adhere to. Read the rest of this entry »





Paul Dacre on Leveson and the Press, a “victim” speaks – Brian Cathcart

31 10 2014

Daily Mail Editor Paul Dacre Gives Evidence At The Leveson InquiryPaul Dacre has made a speech at a NewstrAid charity event. The full text is available here. It shows the editor of the Daily Mail ambitiously playing the victim card, painting a picture of newspapers desperately holding aloft the tattered flag of liberty while being persecuted in every possible way by an intolerant, authoritarian state. Read the rest of this entry »





The Mail, Miliband and Leveson – Brian Cathcart

2 10 2013

Edward and Ralph at Edis Street 1989We all know that the Daily Mail likes to ‘play the man and not the ball’ – in other words it prefers ad hominem attacks to arguing an issue on its merits. In the case of Ed Miliband the paper is exploring a new approach, ignoring both ball and man and instead going for the man’s dead father. Read the rest of this entry »





What is PressBoF? And would you trust it? – Brian Cathcart

26 06 2013

Dacre_2025402clord-blackPressBoF – the Press Standards Board of Finance – is the industry body that is desperately trying to block the Leveson-based Royal Charter for press self-regulation which was approved by all parties in Parliament in March. Read the rest of this entry »