The BBC has taken quite an unusual step by its top guy, Director General and Editor-in-Chief Mark Thompson explaining editorial decision not to broadcast the Gaza Appeal by DEC here. It has some strong reasoning from journalistic point of view and is, I think, an interesting addition to debate about journalistic ethics.
After I finished my post about Twitter I went “out” browsing and found a very interesting information here about The Kaiser Family Foundation is starting a news service to produce in-depth coverage of the policy and politics of health care, both for an independent Web site and in collaborations with mainstream news organizations.
As a News Agency you generally do not want to become news. You are there to bring the news, not to be a subject. Especially not if this is for the wrong reasons, like the doctored photo from an Iranian rocket launch Iranian News Agency (IRNA) published and then had to retract. See here the New York Times story. Or when Chinese news agency had to apologise for something far […]