While yesterday's meeting of the House of Lords Communications Committee was less of a nostalgia trip than last week's session, it seems uncertain what value the evidence given can be to the Lords’ review of media ownership.
First up was Sir Christopher Meyer, chairman of the Press Complaints Commission (PCC). Having asked Meyer to explain what the PCC does - and test this out with a few case studies - the moment was ripe for some questions on how the PCC is coping with regulating newspapers online and their video content.
Unfortunately, no such probing was done - as with previous sessions of the committee, the internet was referred to briefly and then dismissed. The review is meant to investigate trends in the 'provision of news', so why is little mention of online media being made?
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