The Press: How London Does It

BRITAIN'S General Council of the Press has existed in its present form since January 1964. It is composed of 20 journalists and five "lay" members drawn from diverse occupations. Another five laymen will soon be added. The group meets every two months, and its eleven-man complaints committee, a cross section of the full body, gathers once a month to review charges that cannot be settled by negotiations. The annual budget of $70,000, provided by newspaper associations and publishers, is spent on investigation of the nearly 400 complaints a year.

Although it has no...

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