Milton Keynes Citizen signs up to new Independent Press Standards Organisation

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The Milton Keynes Citizen has signed up to the new Independent Press Standards Organisation, which is replacing the Press Complaints Commission.

The Citizen is part of Johnston Press and all of the Johnston Press titles have joined IPSO.

Editor Olga Norford said the Citizen was committed to setting the highest ethical standards and serving the community with honesty, integrity and sensitivity.

She said: “Our aim is to report the news accurately and in context, without sensationalism.

“We invest heavily in editorial training through the National Council for the Training of Journalists - and getting our stories right, and treating you with respect, are critical to this.

“Of course, with the best will in the world, we make a mistake.

“Until now, we have been regulated by the PCC and committed ourselves to its code of conduct which is designed to ensure we meet the highest standards of accuracy and respect for those whose stories we report.”

She added: “From this week, the commission was replaced by a new regulator IPSO - the Independent Press Standards Organisation - and we warmly welcome and support it.

“If you believe we ever fall short of the high standards we set and have breached the code of conduct, then you should contact IPSO - www.ipso.co.uk

“Its address is Independent Press Standards Organisation, Halton House, 20-23 Holborn, London EC1N 2JD, telephone 0300 123 2220. The email for complainants is complaints@ipso.co.uk and for inquiries is inquiries@ipso.co.uk

“We will always strive to resolve complaints fairly and will fully support the involvement and adjudications of IPSO as part of that process.”