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30 July 2019

New report: 59% of UK adults think moderators should be able to edit social media content

Demos report Quality Control finds that the majority of UK adults (59%) believe social media content should be edited by moderators (based on a nationally representative poll of 2,000 adults in the UK). The public thinks moderation would most help combat disinformation or ‘fake news’ (48%), followed by self-harm or suicide (41%) and terrorism (35%).…

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10 April 2019

Peter Phillips becomes President of The Publishers Association

Peter Phillips, CEO of Cambridge University Press, has been elected as the new President of the Publishers Association. Peter succeeds Charlie Redmayne, CEO of HarperCollins, who remains as an officer on Publishers Association Council.   The Presidency transferred at the Publishers Association’s Annual General Meeting, which took place today (Wednesday 10 April 2019) at the Science…

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10 January 2019

Diversity of UK publishing workforce detailed in extensive survey

The number of women in senior leadership roles, representation of LGBT+ staff and representation of disabled staff are all high within publishing, finds the most comprehensive survey ever conducted of the UK publishing workforce. However, despite positive results in many areas significant progress still needs to be made around the numbers of BAME staff employed…

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10 January 2019

International intellectual property law expert Daniel Gervais to give Charles Clark Memorial Lecture

Professor Daniel Gervais will deliver the Charles Clark Memorial Lecture at The London Book Fair on Tuesday 12 March 2019, focusing on the changing role of intermediation in delivering informational and cultural goods, exceptions as the new rules, and copyright and progress. Professor Gervais is a specialist on international IP law and currently Milton R.…

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07 December 2018

Bookselling and Publishing Industry joins together to publish new Commitment to Professional Behaviour

The first Industry Commitment to Professional Behaviour in Bookselling and Publishing (published today, 7 December 2018) has been created and endorsed by The Association of Authors’ Agents, The Booksellers Association, The Publishers Association and The Society of Authors. Download the Industry Commitment to Professional Behaviour in Bookselling and Publishing. The Principles laid out in the…

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