List of The UK’s most popluar newspapers:
- The Sun (Tabliod) (RW) (Conservative)
- The Daily Mirror (Tabliod) (LW) (Labour)
- The Daily Express (Tabliod) (RW) (UKIP)
- The Guardian (Broadsheet) (LW) (Green Party)
- The Daily Telegraph (Broadsheet) (RW) (Conservative)
- The Times (Broadsheet) (RW) (Conservative)
- The Observer (Broadsheet) (LW) (Labour)
- Financial Times (Broadsheet) (Centeral) (Conservative)
- Daily Mail (Tabliod) (RW) (Conservative)
- The Sunday People (Tabliod) (LW) (Labour)
- Daily Star (Tabliod) (Centeral) (Impartial)
- Morning Star (Tabliod) (LW) (Labour)
Formats of Newspapers:
Tabloid – a newspaper which concentrates on sensational and lurid news, usually heavily illustrated – a short form or version; condensation; synopsis; summary. Physically smaller than broadsheets. Soft News
Broadsheet – a newspaper with a larger format, regarded as more serious and less sensationalist than tabloids. Hard News
LW – Liberal, Progressive values, multiculturalism. Opposition towards heirarchy and inequality.
RW – Conservative views, non-progressive values, white rule. Want a heirarchy and inequality.
Centeralism – have an equal view over disputes.
Regulating Newspapers in The UK
Press in The UK has been regulated since 1953, regulated by:
- Press Council
- Press Complaints Comission (PCC)
- Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO)
Press Council Summarised:
- Voluntary press organisation founded in 1953as the ‘General Council of The Press’ (It only officially became the Press Council in 1962).
- The aim was to maintain high standards in ethics of journalism, founded by newspaper proprietors.
- Published a series of guideline booklets: Contempt of Court (1967), Privacy (1972)
Press Complaints Comission Summarised (PCC):
- Set up in 1991, Succeding the Press Council.
- Set up a code of practice.
- Recieved lots of criticism and was nicknamed the toothless tiger as they couldn’t really enforce anything.
Independent Press Standards Oragnisation:
- Establsihed on Monday 8th of September 2014