Thursday, July 14, 2011

A tale of two standards


Investigative journalist Johann Hari is exposed as using unattributed quotes: Hari's punishment is suspension pending investigation by the Independent.

Music journalist Norman Lebrecht is exposed by senior industry figure Klaus Heymann in the following words:
'For me it’s beyond belief how any journalist in five pages can make so many factual mistakes. It’s shocking. Also, he really doesn’t understand the record business.'
Lebrecht's punishment is a new BBC Radio 3 series.

Whose hand is on the balance control?

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1 comment:

Pliable said...

And on the subject of Standards... The BBC's biography of Lebrecht is as up to date as their knowledge of his journalistic track record.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/programmes/presenters/lebrecht-norman.shtml