Monday 23 October 2017

Integrity of the source is key to veracity

The calamities engulfing major news organisations show the importance of checks and balances, says Bob Hughes

JOURNALISM is in crisis. The BBC, the ultimate symbol of broadcast integrity, has been plunged into disarray by the furore over Newsnight's handling of the Savile allegations.

Newsnight's editor Peter Rippon has stood aside pending inquiries into why the programme dropped its investigation into Savile's conduct.

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