Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 5°C

min temp: 4°C

ESTD 1874 Search

East Anglia: Archant director Bob Crawley appointed to Press Complaints Commission

12:23 21 November 2012

Bob Crawley of Archant

Bob Crawley of Archant

Archant

BOB Crawley, publishing director (newspapers) at media company Archant, whose titles include the East Anglian Daily Times, has been appointed to the Press Complaints Commission.

shares

He was nominated for membership by the Newspaper Society, the trade body for the regional and local press, and replaces Anthony Longden, a senior editor from Newsquest, who stood down at the end of September.

Of the seven editors who sit on the PCC, two are drawn from the regional press with others coming from the magazine, Scottish and national newspaper sectors.

This ensures that the commission’s deliberations are always informed by a cross-section of senior industry experts, while the commission’s independence is guaranteed by the fact that the further 10 members, a clear majority, are representatives of the public.

Welcoming Bob Crawley to his new role, Lord Hunt of Wirral, chairman of the PCC, said: “I am delighted that Bob has agreed to serve as a commissioner. It is especially important in these changing times that the voice of our regional media is fully represented on the commission.”

Bob said: “I am delighted to be appointed a commissioner for the Press Complaints Commission. It does extremely valuable work. I am passionate about the press, in particular the regional press, and look forward to working with the PCC team to ensure reporting standards across the industry remain as high as possible.”

Bob is a former editor of The Peterborough Standard, The Hunts Post, Melton Times and Peterborough Evening Telegraph. He joined Archant in 1996 as editor of the Norwich Evening News.

During the past 16 years he has held a number of senior editorial and management positions, including managing director of client publishing division, Archant Dialogue, at one stage ran half of magazines business Archant Specialist and was editorial director for Archant London.

shares

1 comment

  • Surely the Press Complaints Commission has been shown to be completely ineffective by the Leveson Inquiry. Also it probably won't survive foor much longer. But well done for the appointment.

    Report this comment

    Red Robbo

    Thursday, November 22, 2012

Film students at UCS in Ipswich.
Auditions are planned for actors to wanting take part in student films

Could you take a starring role in a student-produced film?

Giles Ellerton, from BT Group, David Bell, FSB Essex Chair, ECC Cllr Lady Patricia Newton, Caroline Thomas, from The Social Accelerators, ECC Cllr Kevin Bentley and Paul Pritchard, from Abacus Accountancy, gathered at to mark superfast broadband coverage achieved across Essex business parks.

A celebration to mark the successful roll-out of superfast broadband to business parks across Essex was held on Thursday.

The main terminal building at Stansted Airport

Budget airlines easyJet and Ryanair have each announced a new route from Stansted Airport.

James Cooper, centre, of Survey Solutions, with Robertt Mullins, left, and  Jeff Bate of East Anglian Land Surveys.
Photo: Paul Nixon

East Anglia’s largest independent firm of surveyors has consolidated its position with the purchase of another Suffolk-based business.

Morrisons in Stowmarket.

The Morrisons supermarket in Stowmarket will close on April 3, it has been announced.

Most read

Fred Olsen Travel Sale

cover

Click here to view
the Fred Olsen
Travel Sale

View

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Streetlife

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24