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Does the B.C. Press Council have any value?

February 2, 2015
C-FAX
Author: 
Ian Jessop
Article Source: Read the Original Article

What's the future of the newspaper industry and does the B.C. Press Council have any value any longer? C-FAX host Ian Jessop asks that question in light of the daily newspapers withdrawing from the council. School of Communication and Culture Prof. David Black explores if and how press councils can reinvent themselves. 

"The future of press councils in Canada is potentially bright if we rethink and reinvent the nature of the press council," says Prof. Black. "What we face right now is a press council system - every province or region have their own - that is really inadequate to where publishers and journalists find themselves in the 21st century." 

Listen to the full interview at 32:50.