Wallace and Greig join PCC code committee

The editors’ code committee, which sets the rules against which complaints to the Press Complaints Commission are judged, has appointed two new members.

Daily Mirror editor Richard Wallace and Geordie Greig, editor of the London Evening Standard, have joined the body which writes and reviews the voluntary code of standards to which journalists adhere.

Paul Dacre, editor of the Daily Mail and code committee chairman, said: “Richard and Geordie bring great breadth of understanding and expertise to the committee.

“Their experience will be invaluable as we tackle the many challenges ahead.”

Wallace and Greig were nominated as the new Newspaper Publishers’ Association representatives on the committee.

They replace Neil Wallis, of the News of the World and Alan Rusbridger, editor of the Guardian.

The appointments follow the resignation of Rusbridger from the committee in November in the wake of publication of a PCC report into the News of the World phone-hacking affair.

The PCC report criticised the Guardian’s investigations which brought the hacking allegations back to public attention, leading Rusbridger to say the report was “worse than pointless” and the regulator “weak”.

Three new senior regional editors were appointed to the code committee in February.

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