Welcome to the Society of Editors online resources area - which provides access to useful resources for those working in or with an interest in the media

Use the tabs below to browse through the available Resources, or visit our Training page, for detailed information on education and training.


Improving the quality of journalism through the active support of education and training

Editors’ Code of Practice

Sets out the rules that IPSO regulated newspapers and magazines have agreed to follow

Latest Annual Report

Annual Report 2019-20

Society of Editors Annual Report 2019-20. To download the report, right click on the link or image and select Save Link As. You can view more reports in the Annual Reports tab below.


Society of Editors Reports

Online Moderation Report

Funded by the Department for Communities and Local Government

The Department for Communities and Local Government funded the Society of Editors with input and support from the Press Complaints Commission, editors and website operators and interested parties to carry out research into current moderation of user-generated content and to produce good practice guidance to help on-line moderators in the future.

The survey questionnaire was sent to members of the Society of Editors, organisations which have added online publishing to their traditional role of gathering and publishing news, comment and opinion on paper, radio or television.

This moderation report deals only with comment on news websites and reactive comment to stories that have been placed on the website. It concerns the gatherers and publishers of mainstream news, those who invite users of their news websites to comment on the news stories and blogs they have published online.

Download the report in full below (approximately 9MB).

Online Moderation Report

Annual Reports

The Annual Report of the Society of Editors is produced and circulated to members just prior to the annual conference each year. Click on the links below to open the Annual Reports for the Society of Editors (in PDF format). To download a report, right click on a links or images below and select Save Link As.

Please email if you would like to enquire about obtaining past guides and speeches available in our archive.