An eye on ABC NEWS: Keeping the bastards who keep the bastards honest - honest.
Aim of ABC NEWS WATCH
In a diversifying media landscape news editors face an increasingly difficult challenge reviewing the work of reporters under their supervision. Inevitably some mistakes, errors and substandard articles slip past their critical eyes.
The simple aim of ABC NEWS WATCH is to publicise the errors, omissions, and substandard reports produced by the News service and related entities of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). In doing so we hope to provide an independent check or audit on ABC news articles and in doing so improve the standard of ABC news reporting. After all its our ABC.
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Leeches at ABC
Leech: A person who derives profit from others, in a parasitic fashion.
ABC Editorial Policy section 15.4.6 states "Announcements about activities which result in financial benefit to the presenter may not be broadcast within that presenter’s regular program." and section 15.4.11 "Online announcements for activities which result in financial benefit to a presenter may not be hosted on that presenter’s profile page."
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