Extended Diploma in Public Services

Unit 24: Current & Media Affairs in the Public Services

Welcome to the unit!

The aim of this unit is to develop your knowledge of the role of the media in reporting information and how they are regulated.

By the time we finish you'll be able to understand how public services are portrayed in the media and develop skills in reviewing current affairs affecting public services.

Unit Outcomes

1. Know the role of the media in the reporting of information

2. Understand how the media is regulated

3. Understand how the public services are portrayed in the media

4. Be able to review current affairs affecting public services

Good case study for press regulation.

Press regulator to look at Daily Telegraph and HSBC allegations


Freedom of the press?

This story could be very useful for forthcoming assignments!

Daily Telegraph provokes fresh outrage over reporting of ‘suicides’ at News UK


The Influence of the Press

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The Leveson Inquiry

The Leveson Inquiry into the culture, practices and ethics of the press consisted of

· The relationship between the press and the public and looks at phone-hacking and other potentially illegal behaviour.

· The relationships between the press and police and the extent to which that has operated in the public interest

· The relationship between press and politicians.

· Recommendations for a more effective policy and regulation that supports the integrity and freedom of the press while encouraging the highest ethical standards.