This online course has been developed to meet the growing demand for a learning solution to meet the requirements of IPSO, the Independent Press Standards Organisation, the new independent regulator for the newspaper and magazine industry in the UK.
The course guides journalists through the Industry’s code of practice and learners must complete an assessment at the end of each of the ten modules. Participants must score 100 per cent in each of the assessments before they can move on to the next module.
The highly-engaging, video-based course, written and narrated by leading media law expert, David Banks, will allow organisations to clearly see who has completed the modules, so they can easily prove their employees understand the standards set out in the Editors’ Code of Practice.
The product was developed in partnership with Eliesha Training, a leading training business with specialist knowledge in e-learning and in designing and developing creative and innovative learning solutions in support of compliance.
Matt Tee, IPSO Chief Executive, said: “The Editors’ Code is the standard that we hold newspapers to account for. Publishers will want to be sure that their journalists have a good awareness of the Code and can apply it when they are researching and writing articles. PA’s online course can be a really helpful resource to help achieve that.”
"I thought the whole thing was brilliant. I have already had some feedback from our team who have all said how interesting and valuable and well put together the training is."