The Columbia Journalism Review has published a report on systems for self-regulation of the press in Scandinavia, concluding that “the Scandinavian press council model is healthy, effective, and held in high regard” as asking whether it could be applied in other countries.
Mathew Ingram at GigaOm uses Reuter’s blogger Felix Salmon’s recent suggestion that The New York Times could sell early access to its scoops as a jumping off point to ask what the purpose of a newspaper is in the digital age. “Is private access in conflict with the public interest?” he asks.
The BBC is facing increasing threat of strike action, which will coincide with the Queen's diamond jubilee celebrations, as a result of a pay dispute, writes the Guardian. The paper reports that, union representatives have called the 1% annual pay offer made by BBC managers “derisory.”