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Code Review: Research Findings

As part the Code Review process spanning 2020-2022, Impress conducted a literature review of media standards research in the UK.

This review provided a high-level overview of existing research on media standards, indicated research gaps and informed us of the emerging and salient issues in media standards.

Using a quantitative content analysis method, Dr Bina Ogbebor of the University of Sheffield looked at the dominant issues and key concerns raised in a cross-section of literature on press standards published between 2016 and 2021. More than 289 journal articles, books, book chapters and blog articles were considered, in addition to submissions made to our open Call for Evidence.