Will Gore

Will Gore is Deputy Managing Editor of The Independent, i, Independent on Sunday and the London Evening Standard. He was formerly Director of External & Public Affairs at the Press Complaints Commission.

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Because measles spreads so easily, 95 per cent of the population needs to be vaccinated

Measles outbreak: Andrew Wakefield didn’t cause the MMR panic without the help of journalists

Not every feature must be countered by a follow-up in which an opposing view is set out

Giving someone the chance to comment on a story does not oblige us to print platitudes

Our job is to enlighten readers, not bore them

The Only Way is Ethics: Our newsrooms must become more diverse, but even white men can understand this

Fundamental to the proper practice of good news journalism is the ability to understand all sides of a complex story

Former deputy head of the CQC Jill Finney

Jill Finney: This is a cautionary tale for the press and politicians

Jill Finney’s story is complicated. She was alleged by investigators from Grant Thornton LLP to have wanted to suppress a critical, internal review of the CQC’s earlier inquiries into problems at Furness General Hospital in Cumbria. She denied that claim from the outset, although Grant Thornton continues to stand by its conclusions.

Could the phrase 'three-parent babies' make people using the procedure feel like somehow lesser parents?

It’s a miracle – but shouldn’t we look for a more sympathetic label than ‘three-parent babies’?

The Only Way is Ethics: As always, journalists love a snappy, simplified label

The Independent will not publish images from an Isis video purporting to show Jordanian pilot Muath al-Kasaesbeh being burnt alive

Isis video: We must report the facts – but not be the conduit for gruesome propaganda

This is not about ignoring the gory details, but about refusing to bend to the narrative of lunatics

It is much easier to correct errors on the web than in print

There would be no need for corrections if we didn’t make mistakes in the first place

The Only Way Is Ethics: Changes are much easier to implement on the web

King Abdullah made Saudi Arabia prosperous but had absolute disregard for what liberal Westerners would view as basic human rights

The media cannot ignore tricky questions when someone dies - but it must stick to the facts

The Only Way is Ethics: King Abdullah and Leon Brittan's deaths are prime examples

If press freedom means anything, it is crucial for a journalist to speak to an individual on the phone without fearing their contact will be discovered by an overbearing police force

We journalists have every reason to fear the Ripa

The Only Way is Ethics: It has been concerning to discover the way police forces have used the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act to examine the phone records of journalists

However we cover Islam will offend some – we’ll live with it

The Only Way is Ethics: It is just as important that editors can decide against publication of material as it is that they can decide in favour

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The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

Netanyahu knows he can get away with anything in America, says Robert Fisk
Families clubbing together to build their own affordable accommodation

Do It Yourself approach to securing a new house

Community land trusts marking a new trend for taking the initiative away from developers
Head of WWF UK: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

David Nussbaum: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

The head of WWF UK remains sanguine despite the Government’s failure to live up to its pledges on the environment
Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Set in a mythologised 5th-century Britain, ‘The Buried Giant’ is a strange beast
With money, corruption and drugs, this monk fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’

Money, corruption and drugs

The monk who fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’
America's first slavery museum established at Django Unchained plantation - 150 years after slavery outlawed

150 years after it was outlawed...

... America's first slavery museum is established in Louisiana
Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

The first 'American Idol' winner on how she manages to remain her own woman – Jane Austen fascination and all
Tony Oursler on exploring our uneasy relationship with technology with his new show

You won't believe your eyes

Tony Oursler's new show explores our uneasy relationship with technology. He's one of a growing number of artists with that preoccupation
Ian Herbert: Peter Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

The England coach leaves players to find solutions - which makes you wonder where he adds value, says Ian Herbert
War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn
Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

The shadow Home Secretary on fighting radical Islam, protecting children, and why anyone in Labour who's thinking beyond May must 'sort themselves out'
A bad week for the Greens: Leader Natalie Bennett's 'car crash' radio interview is followed by Brighton council's failure to set a budget due to infighting

It's not easy being Green

After a bad week in which its leader had a public meltdown and its only city council couldn't agree on a budget vote, what next for the alternative party? It's over to Caroline Lucas to find out
Gorillas nearly missed: BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter

Gorillas nearly missed

BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter
Downton Abbey effect sees impoverished Italian nobles inspired to open their doors to paying guests for up to €650 a night

The Downton Abbey effect

Impoverished Italian nobles are opening their doors to paying guests, inspired by the TV drama
China's wild panda numbers have increased by 17% since 2003, new census reveals

China's wild panda numbers on the up

New census reveals 17% since 2003