Intro to press regulation


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  • Gatekeeping - witholding/ manipulation of informationMechanism the tool used to do thisDiversification – link to synergy/ companies owning many forms of mediaPrimary reception – cinema / secondary reception - dvd/ tv/ streaming
  • Intro to press regulation

    1. 1. Regulation • Regulatory bodies such asBBFC and the PCC have responded to shifting trends in society, a more media literate generation and the removal of some government restrictions. • Without doubt progression within society means a more open culture, wider access to media, more diversification and choice and a digital revolution which has changed what is even understood by the term, ‘media’.
    2. 2. • The internet has revolutionised culture and the exchange of culture and regulatory bodies have had to respond. • Unregulated content is commonplace, global and easy to find at the click of a mouse – ‘traditional’ media including films, television, newspapers, radio and magazines are readily available along with a raft of new media. • The concept of regulation has been laid bare and open to question in terms of the idea of gatekeeping mechanisms.
    3. 3. • Changes in society and moves towards a more liberal culture has trusted the younger generation more with learning about the media via accessing the media and engaging in more interactive consumption. • Just like traditional media though new media helps to develop a worldview and a virtual understanding of the world we live in. • Mediated culture has replaced objectivity and much of the information we know about the world we live in is via media representations. • Right wing, pro regulation campaigners have always stated that parental control should work in conjunction with regulation of the media to create a safer environment – this concept is changing with the march of technology.
    4. 4. Regulation Terminology • Diversification • Digital Revolution • Gatekeeping mechanisms • Liberal culture • Mediated culture • Interactive Consumption • Parental control • Self regulation •Desensitisation • Passive • Active consumer • watershed • Modes of reception • Primary reception • Secondary reception • Effects model • Legislation •Accessibility
    5. 5. What is regulation of the Press • Discuss what you think it means to regulate the Press? • What is regulated? • For who ? • By whom?
    6. 6. • A well known British actor, starring in many famous films, has affairs/relationships with many high profile women • He had sex with a prostitute in America • He has a child with a woman he claims is a friend • He has had a medical complaint and seen the doctor about it Should we know all the intimate details of these events just because he is a celebrity? Would you like people knowing all these details about you?
    7. 7. Regulating the press • History of Press regulation • Leveson Enquiry • BBC Q&A Leveson Current issues • BBC press regulation 10 major questions
    8. 8. Future of Press Regulation • In November 2012, Lord Hunt, Chair of the PCC, responded to the publication of Lord Justice Leveson's Report. • He reiterated a commitment to moving forward as swiftly as possible to a new regulatory body. The UK newspaper and magazine industry has agreed to construct a new regulatory system which is compliant with Lord Justice Leveson's recommendations and is currently in discussions about the precise form that will take. • Lord Hunt is working with the industry to set up the new organisation in accordance with those agreed objectives, and is keeping Government and Parliament informed of progress • In the meantime the Press Complaints Commission will continue to deal with complaints from members of the public, which can be made in the normal way throughout the transition period. The terms of the Editors' Code of Practice remain the same, and members of PCC staff are available at any time to offer advice, including on an emergency out-of-hours basis for concerns relating to harassment or attention from journalists and photographers