Interesting ASA Ruling

_89100053_gucci2The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has just ruled that a Gucci advert from last December should not appear again in its present form as the ASA:

“…considered that the model leaning against the wall appeared to be unhealthily thin in the image, and therefore concluded that the ad was irresponsible.”

The ASA ruling is HERE

You can read more at the BBC HERE

Any thoughts?

Monday Monday…

Your preparation for Monday’s return to (semi-)normality is to read two documents. 🙂 They are:

Screen Shot 2015-03-21 at 11.20.161) The IPSO Editor’s Code of Practice (Click the icon to download it),



2) The Sky News Editorial Guidelines 2014/2015

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It is important that you read through both and consider how they may (or may not) keep newspapers or news channels on the right side of the law.

In particular, I’d like you to consider how legally binding you think these documents are. Would they still allow a journalist to break the law in an attempt to get a story?

I’ll be checking comments and email between 7pm and 10pm tomorrow (Sunday) if you want to run any ideas by me, or if you are struggling with your Report.


The Engines Cannae Take It…

Hi class,

Thanks for trying to make sense of what I was doing…  think we’ve all realised I was being far too ambitious. That said, it’ll allow me to hone the idea.

Here are the initial ‘rules’ with slight revisions.

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And here is the sheet with all the cards on it. I’ve already realised I have too many ‘People Cards’, and I think they are too specific, so they will be changed very quickly.Click this link to download => Read All About It

As you know, this is a work in progress, and I already have several ideas for making it work better, but I’d really appreciate any thoughts you have. Once I can get this working, I’m intending having it printed onto playing cards so it is much easier to use. We’ll look at actual Press judgements tomorrow. You can have a look for yourself by visiting the old Press Complaints Commission adjudication page here: PCC Adjudication Page.


Ironic or Hypocritical?

I’m working on the files for tomorrow’s class and keeping an eye on Twitter as I go when this retweet caught my eye. So, what do you think? Ironic or hypocritical?

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PS: I’m quite excited about what I’m trying to do for class… but I’ll need your help to make it work and improve it. Enjoy the rest of your weekend, but if you have time, read through the IPSO Code of Practice for Editors and the NUJ Code of Conduct (below).