From 7 June 2015 to 31 July 2015 the Press Recognition Panel (PRP) carried out a UK wide consultation on the PRP’s proposed approach for assessing applications for recognition from press regulators.
The consultation included eight public events across the UK. We received 200 written responses from members of the public, academics, small and large publishers, representative bodies, campaigning organisations and regulators.
We have analysed all the responses carefully and have considered the points made when reviewing our original proposals.
Our final decision paper is now available online together with our guidance to regulators on applying for recognition.
Summary of Events
Published below are the anonymised notes of the discussions at the eight events that we held as part of the consultation.
Summary of the consultation launch event held at London School of Economics
Summary of the consultation meeting held in Belfast
Summary of the consultation meeting held in Birmingham
Summary of the consultation meeting held in Cardiff
Summary of the consultation meeting held in Durham
Summary of the consultation meeting held in Glasgow
Summary of the consultation meeting held in London
Summary of the consultation meeting held in Manchester
During the consultation we also held a live webinar on 15 June 2015 during which our Chair Daivd Wolfe oulined our proposals and answered questions from viewers. A recording of the webisnar is available online.
The written responses we received are published below. Of the 200 responses we received, seven respondents asked us not to publish their response, of which six were members of the public and one was a publisher. These respondents did not have their names published either. 28 respondents asked us not to publish their names, whilst 5 respondents were happy to have their names published but not their response – all were members of the public.
Advertising Standards Authority
B S Britzman
Hilary Ann Chadwick
Early Resolution CIC
Guardian News And Media Limited
Hacked Off 1
Hacked Off 2
Hacked Off 3
Hacked Off 4
Dr. Ken Houston
Ms V. Howard
Information Commissioner’s Office
Media Reform Coalition
News Media Association
National Union of Journalists, Welsh Executive Council
David and Jenny Parish/Bassett
Gavin Phillipson 2
Port Talbot Magnet
Malcolm S Powell
Public Concern at Work
Dr. John Robertson
David & Diane Shevels
Telegraph Media Group
The Financial Times
Bethan Wyn Jones
As part of the consultation, we gave individuals the option of completing a diversity monitoring form. Just over 25% of respondents completed a form and their feedback has been summarised in a short report. The data does not reflect the makeup of the whole responder group, but we will look closely at the insights gleaned and consider how we can improve future consultations to gain the widest range of feedback possible.