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.
Saturday, May 14, 2011
ABC provide the following explanation for the image problem with ABC Environment 's Online News Section
Received 13/5/2011 ABC Innovation has advised that stories from across the ABC that are filed with no image are randomly assigned an image on the Environment portal from a pool of images. I understand relevant ABC Innovation staff are aware of the discordant match-ups that this system has produced and have been working on a solution. The examples published on your website have been brought to the attention of ABC Innovation management.
This mixed up headline published the same day suggests work is proceeding at the usual rate. Note that we first informed ABC on 4 April, 2011.
Not sure if that's Robyn or Fran (or Julia) under that hat.
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