Submission to the Editors’ Code of Practice Committee’s review of the Editors’ Code of Practice
This is a response to a review by the Editors’ Code of Practice Committee of the Editors’ Code of Practice. The Code is written, reviewed and revised by the Editors’ Code of Practice Committee with input from the Independent Press Standards Association (IPSO). This was a public consultation that closed on 27 March 2020. See www.ipso.co.uk/what-we-do/consultations/ for more information.
This submission addresses both the Editors’ Code of Practice and the The Editors’ Codebook. It focuses on ‘Clause 1: Accuracy’ and offers recommendations for how both the Code and Codebook should be improved and strengthened to reduce the number of inaccurate and misleading articles about climate change that are currently being published by members of IPSO.