While the BDA press office does challenge major inaccuracies in the media, it is impossible for us to address all these that end up in print, on air or online.
This is where the BDA membership, and indeed the wider public, can get involved. Here are a few tips.
We really value and respect the work undertaken by the journalistic community and we rarely come across a journalist who does not want to produce a credible and accurate story/article. So in the first instance, we advise you contact journalists directly if you have a concern about something that has been written or broadcast to try and resolve the issue.
If you need to escalate an issue further, here are some options:
The Press Complaints Commission covers all articles and pictures in UK newspapers and magazines, including their associated websites, as well as readers' letters.
They also deal with the physical behaviour of journalists. This includes:
Ofcom covers all editorially-controlled material on UK television and radio channels (not including BBC channels) and includes:
For issues addressed above that cover BBC media outlets, you will need to contact the BBC Complaints department directly.
The Advertising Standards Authority is the regulator for the advertising industry and covers complaints about:
If you have any other questions or concerns, please contact the BDA press office.