Monday, October 12, 2009

They do things differently at NewsCorp

Here's how staff of the Adelaide Advertiser describe things in an internal memo:

(HT: Crikey)
"There are many conflicting instructions, blanket bans on certain words and subjects, and a lack of trust in the reporter to choose what to focus on...

Management often dictates an editorial line it wants reporters to take that is in conflict with what our contacts say. Much of a day can be wasted trying to find one person to say what management wants them to say. This is not reporting, it is fabricating news..."

Advertiser Memo