Cecil Smith, despite his polo prowess, had difficulty breaking into the elite sport. He was prevented from playing in Meadowbrook, the home of polo, by virtue of being a Texan cowboy. It was Tommy Hitchcock, the king of polo himself, who silently advocated for his inclusion; having seen Cecil play, he was itching to play against him to see if a worthy rival had finally emerged. And Cecil didn’t disappoint, masterfully beating Hitchcock and his team during their first match together.
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The UK media is regulated by the likes of IPSO and Ofcom. The report by press regulator IMPRESS highlights the link between low levels of media literacy and trust in the news. The study found that three quarters of those who did not know if journalists were regulated did not trust the news. It suggests that improving media literacy is one way to stem the erosion of trust, and shows that audiences have an appetite for information on news processes. Stakeholders need to collaborate in order to rebuild trust in the news, and independent media is well placed to do this. Read full article here