Outgoing Press Council chairman Julian Disney says he wants more digital news outlets to join the Press Council. And while the print media ombudsman can boast adding publishers like NineMSN, Mumbrella and Private Media (publisher of Crikey) to its fold in recent years, a notable absence has been the addition of the overseas-based digital outlets that have set up shop in Australia over the past few years.
The digital news outlets beyond the Press Council’s reach
The Guardian and the Daily Mail are increasingly central to the news consumption habits of Australia. But neither body is covered by the Press Council -- a problem its outgoing chairman says might lead to a rethink of the Press Council's role.