Former BBC exec says one code of conduct needed for all journalists: print, broadcast and online

Former BBC executive Blair Jenkins has suggested all journalists -working across print, broadcast and online – should sign up to the same code of conduct.

The Editors’ Code currently primarily applies to print publications and their websites, though it can apply to website-only publications on a voluntary basis.

Better Journalism in the Digital Age has been published by the Carnegie Trust.

The first recommendation from the former head of news at BBC Scotland suggests:

The adoption of a new industry-wide code of conduct by all journalists and news organisations which gives much clearer guidance on the higher ethical and editorial standards expected – standards which ought to be universal and transferable between all bona fide press, broadcast and online news services.

Press Gazette has set forth its recommendations on journalism after Leveson with a Journalism Manifesto – published in the February edition of the magazine.


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