Projects


The Media Standards Trust uses its projects to achieve its aim of fostering high standards in news on behalf of the public.

Each project seeks to address issues of quality, transparency and accountability in news through the best means available. This may mean building and maintaining a website like journalisted.com, by conducting research, or by organising public events. You can learn more about our projects by clicking the links below.

Self-regulation

Press Reform

In February 2009, the MST published A More Accountable Press, a critique of the current system of press self-regulation, including the Press Complaints Commission. In January 2010 the MST published its recommendations for reform of the PCC; 19 of these […]...
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Hacked Off Project

Hacked Off

In the summer of 2012, Hacked Off became independent of the Media Standards Trust. It is now a non-profit company, based on Victoria Street, London. The director is Professor Brian Cathcart. For further information, go to http://hackinginquiry.org/. Hacked Off was […]...
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Journalisted

Journalisted

Journalisted is an independent, not-for-profit website built to make it easier to find out more about journalists and what they write about. Journalisted automatically searches UK national newspaper websites for articles, picks out bylines and indexes the links by journalist. […]...
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The Orwell Prize

The Orwell Prize

The Orwell Prize is Britain’s most prestigious prize for political writing. Every year, the Prize rewards the work – the book, the journalism and (since 2009) the blog – which comes closest to George Orwell’s ambition ‘to make political writing […]...
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Churnalism

Churnalism.com

Churnalism.com is an independent, not-for-profit website built to help the public distinguish between journalism and ‘churnalism’. The term ‘churnalism’ was popularised by Nick Davies in Flat Earth News, and refers to articles which are essentially press releases without much added. […]...
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Value Added News

Transparency initiative

The transparency initiative, run in partnership with the Web Science Trust, looks at ways of making the provenance of news more transparent online, particularly through the use of metadata. As part of the initiative the Media Standards Trust developed hNews […]...
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Why Journalism Matters

Why Journalism Matters

According to the final Digital Britain report, published in June 2009: “As the economic foundations of news publishers come under great pressure, especially in local and regional markets, there’s an imminent danger that large parts of the UK will be […]...
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Latest news and blogs

MST Response to PCC Defence of IPSO

27.03.14 Media Standards Trust

  The Media Standards Trust has submitted a response to the Culture, Media and Sport...

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Journalisted Weekly

Pistorius bail, Moody's downgrade and Child poverty

26.02.13 Pistorius bail, Moody's downgrade and Child poverty

Pistorius bail covered most

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Orwell Prize newsletter

Orwell Prize 2014 Launch Debate: 21st October

18.09.13 Orwell Prize 2014 Launch Debate: 21st October

The Orwell Prize 2014 Launch Debate will be at the Frontline Club on October 21st. Book Here

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PCC Watch

PCC Watch on hold

4.05.11 PCC Watch

PCC Watch is on hold until after the publication of the Leveson report

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Events