My MediaReg blog covers media regulation; this post, for example, highlights a few cases of inaccuracy by papers such as the Mail. I have also blogged on some satirical videos, though some are not suitable for KS3/4 viewing.
You can also find profiles of what kind of person reads each newspaper (and other media organisations) here.
The name of The Sun Lies blog rather gives away what it looks at!
Is media ownership an issue? Some politicians think so. There's a Wiki too! There's a long government document on this.
|One of many resources you can use|
below the line, a list, hyperlinked, of many of the media regulators and campaign groups
- ASA Advertising Standards Authority
- Authority for Television On Demand (ATVOD)
- BBC Complaints - the BBC is a complex case, part regulated by various bodies
- BBFC British Board of Film Classification
- Campaign for Press and Broadcasting Freedom
- DCMS - Government responsibility for broadcasting and creative industries in the UK lies with the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. Culture Secretaries tend to have a fairly low profile.
- ICSTIS - The premium rate services regulator.
- Index on Censorship
- Information Commissioner's Office - Independent authority promoting access to official information and protecting personal information
- Internet Watch Foundation - UK hotline for reporting illegal content specifically child abuse images hosted worldwide and criminally obscene and incitement to racial hatred content hosted in the UK.
- Media Standards Trust
- MediaWise list
- Ofcom - super regulator brought in by Labour to take on regulation duties of a number of regulatory bodies, but now being downsized by the ConDem government
- PCC Press Complaints Commission - controversial and widely seen as ineffective
- PEGI Pan European Game Information
- Video Standards Council - Develops and oversees a Code of Practice for the video and computer and video games industries.