Times editor on panel to select board of new press regulator
Ian Burrell is Assistant Editor and Media Editor at The Independent, i paper and Independent on Sunday. He covers news from the whole media sector from television, press, radio and advertising to technology. His weekly column on the media appears every Monday in The Independent and i paper. He also writes on media, music and culture, including long-form pieces for The Independent’s Saturday magazine and the Independent on Sunday’s magazine, New Review. He is a regular presenter of BBC Radio 4’s What The Papers Say and a specialist commentator to Monocle 24 radio. He has contributed to most major broadcast outlets including BBC television and radio, CNN, Sky News, Al Jazeera and LBC. He has also written on media for GQ magazine. Ian has been reporting on the media industry for The Independent for more than a decade. Previously he was the newspaper’s Home Affairs Editor. He worked at The Sunday Times for five years, including as a member of the investigative Insight team, covering stories on political funding, industrial espionage and the arms industry. Previously he worked in ITV for London Weekend Television, on a weekly current affairs programme presented by Danny Baker. Ian trained at the Birmingham Post & Mail and was Regional Reporter of the Year in Press Gazette’s national awards.
Tuesday 07 January 2014
John Witherow, editor of The Times, will be among members of an appointments panel that will select the board of the new press regulator, the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO).
Mr Witherow will be the one serving editor on the panel, which is chaired by Sir Hayden Phillips, a former senior civil servant.
Sir Hayden announced that other members of the panel would be the lawyer Lord Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood, a former justice of the Supreme Court, Dame Denise Platt, who chaired the Commission for Social Care Inspection, and Paul Horrocks, a former editor of the Manchester Evening News.
IPSO, which is being set up by the newspaper and magazine publishing industry, is independent of the Government’s Royal Charter on press regulation. Sir Hayden said the appointment panel’s first task would be to select the chair of the IPSO board. He said he hoped the board would be ready to act by 1 May.
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