The debate features:
- Roger Alton, editor of The Independent
- Steven Barnett, professor of communications at the University of Westminster who researched the Media Standards Trust report ‘A More Accountable Press’
- Albert Scardino, an independent journalist and commentator
- Steve Hewlett, a writer and broadcast consultant who currently presents The Media Show on Radio 4.
“According to a report published by the Media Standards Trust, the current system of press self-regulation is not successfully protecting either the press or the public. The current system is not, the report claims, effective enough, accountable enough, or transparent enough, and does not reflect the transformed media environment. So should Britain’s system of press self-regulation be over-hauled and if it is, will it do anything to restore public faith in the press?”