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IMPRESS | The Independent Monitor for the Press


IMPRESS is at the vanguard of a new, positive future for news publishers, ensuring quality independent journalism flourishes in a digital age. We help to build understanding and trust between journalists and the public - and provide the public with trusted sources of news.

We are a regulator designed for the future of media, building on the core principles of the past, protecting journalism, while innovating to deal with the challenges of a digital age.

What we do

  • Award a ‘Trust in Journalism' mark to publishers that meet our standards for membership.
  • Maintain a progressive Standards Code, and assess any breaches of this code by our members.
  • Provide an arbitration scheme which is free to all parties and protects publishers against the risk of court costs and exemplary damages.
  • Support the development of news publishers, through partnerships and collaboration.

Who we are

  • Key to our role as an effective regulator is our governance and structure.
  • Our board is made up of journalists, experts and specialists with a wide range of experience and skills. They are selected by an Appointment Panel.  We also maintain a Code Committee, that is responsible for advising the board on our Standards Code.
  • IMPRESS has a small staff team, based out of our office in central London.
  • We are growing quickly. Our membership is currently made up of more than 100 regulated publications from across the country, collectively reaching more than 8 million people.

How we operate

  • As a regulator for the public, IMPRESS is committed to openness and transparency in everything we do.
  • All IMPRESS's audited annual reports are made public and can be downloaded from the IMPRESS website.
  • Details on our current funding can be found here.
  • Our organisational and regulatory policies are also published on our website.


Print and online media.