Martin Moore
Martin Moore is director of the Media Standards Trust and author of The Origins of Modern Spin

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New Appointments Further Increase IPSO's Dependence on Powerful Industry Figures

(0) Comments | Posted 31 October 2014 | (13:39)

In the last few weeks there have been significant developments in press regulation that have gone entirely unreported, despite the fact that they involve the most senior figures in the news industry, and despite that fact that they increase the dependence of the industry's new self-regulatory body, IPSO, on the...

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Can Newspapers Convince the Public IPSO Is Not a 'Sham'?

(1) Comments | Posted 9 September 2014 | (00:00)

As IPSO - the press' response to Leveson - opened for business this week, newspapers may be wondering whether they will be able to convince the public that it is not just a replica of its discredited predecessor, the Press Complaints Commission.

No doubt IPSO will receive praise from newspapers...

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Is Distrust of Facebook Contagious?

(0) Comments | Posted 1 July 2014 | (13:12)

What do these three things have in common? Over the course of a week in January 2012 Facebook deliberately manipulated the news feed of almost 700,000 users in order to compare the effects of positive and negative news. In June 2014 Instagram disabled the account of...

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The Challenges Facing Sir Alan Moses

(0) Comments | Posted 8 May 2014 | (15:34)

In his short statement accepting his appointment as Chair of IPSO (the 'Independent Press Standards Organisation'), Sir Alan Moses uses the word 'independent' or 'independence' five times. 'The public and the press are entitled to a successful system of independent regulation' he says. He then refers...

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George Orwell, The Daily Mail and Who Really Hates England

(1) Comments | Posted 3 October 2013 | (22:45)

Who else might the Daily Mail accuse of hating England? Who else has criticised aspects of England and Englishness yet still has significant influence over British politics and journalism?

One such author and journalist, writing at the same time as a young Ralph Miliband, was highly critical of aspects of...

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The Murdochs' Annus Horribilis

(3) Comments | Posted 22 December 2011 | (23:00)

How different the world looked for the Murdochs last Christmas. The BSkyB decision had just been withdrawn from Vince Cable. It now looked as though their bid would go through on the nod. Once approved this would allow the Murdoch dynasty to straddle Britain's media like a gloating colossus, dwarfing...

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The Story Most Papers Missed: Dacre Calls for Statutory Backstop

(3) Comments | Posted 14 October 2011 | (00:00)

Talk about missing the story. The Sun, the Daily Mail, the Telegraph, The Guardian, even Newsnight all failed to lead with the genuinely newsworthy aspect of Wednesday's Leveson Inquiry seminars.

The Sun highlighted Paul Dacre and

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The Sun's Right to Know

(4) Comments | Posted 10 October 2011 | (00:00)

The irony appeared to be lost on many of those in the room. As editor after editor at the Leveson Inquiry seminar lined up to say that the dark arts practiced at the News of the World would never happen in their newsroom, Sky News was reporting allegations...

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Why We Need A Public Inquiry Into Phone Hacking

(0) Comments | Posted 13 July 2011 | (00:53)

This is what is alleged:

The News of the World hacked into the phone of Milly Dowler after she was kidnapped and deleted messages that gave her family false hope. The phones of the parents of the 10-year-old Soham girls were hacked after their disappearance. Party leaders and senior political...

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