335/2020 Andrew Martin and Cranfield and Marston Vale Chronicle
Publication: Cranfield and Marston Vale Chronicle (online)
Date of complaint: 9 October 2020
Date complaint accepted: 13 November 2020
Date of adjudication: 10 December 2020
Relevant clauses: Accuracy 1.1 and 1.2 of the IMPRESS Standards Code
Outcome: Complaint dismissed. No Breach.
Summary of Complaint
1.1. The Complainant is Andrew Martin (“the Complainant”), a directly affected party seeking to ensure the accuracy of published information.
1.2. The Respondent is Cranfield and Marston Vale Chronicle, which publishes online, which covers local news, and has been regulated by IMPRESS since 23 January 2019.
1.3. The complaint concerns the accuracy of an article that first appeared online on Cranfield and Marston Vale Chronicle on 15 June 2020 with the headline, “Bedfordshire Police and Crime Panel: Commissioner’s complaint response”.
1.4. The complaint is assessed against the IMPRESS Standards Code, the relevant clauses are:
Clause 1 (Accuracy)
1.1. Publishers must take all reasonable steps to ensure accuracy.
1.2. Publishers must correct any significant inaccuracy with due prominence, which should normally be equal prominence, at the earliest opportunity.