On the face of it, there’s nothing entertaining about broadcast compliance, is there? Well, the answer is you’d be surprised. When you have a regulator with teeth – namely, Ofcom’s powers to impose fines in excess of 6 figures for serious and repeated breaches, and broadcasters prepared to chance their arm, there are plenty of laughs, plenty of tears and plenty of learning from others’ mistakes. It is the perfect introduction to ethics and editorial standards for journalism students planning to pursue a career in TV or radio.
Liz Munro offers captivating but succinct insights into the broadcast regulation landscape since Ofcom’s inception in December 2003. The insights I gleaned from working as a television reporter, a BBC divisional head of editorial compliance and now as an independent consultant are well worth hearing.
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