Monday, 28 November 2011
Tim Atkin MW on journalistic ethics
Post from Tim Atkin's site on journalistic ethics and who pays? The article was originally published in Off Licence News.
'Who pays wine critics?
The campaigning journalist George Monbiot stirred up a considerable amount of debate among hacks recently when he decided to publish a registry of his financial interests on his website. There in black and white, Monbiot declares how much he’s paid by The Guardian, his publisher and his lodgers, as well as his total gross and net incomes.
Why the brave move? Monbiot believes that “journalists should live by the standards they demand of others, among which are accountability and transparency. One of the most important questions in public life, which is asked less often than it should be, is “who pays?”
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