BBC News Scandal: How Big of a Threat to British Journalism?
Posted: 11/13/2012 | By: Ben Quinn | The Christian Science Monitor
Disciplinary action is underway today against BBC
staff involved in a botched report on its flagship current affairs
show, as the corporation struggles to get a grip on one of its worst
crises and perhaps the greatest challenge to its prestige in its 90-year
The scandal, which led to the resignation of the new BBC director
general on Saturday after just 54 days on the job, and which may yet
result in the departure of the chairman of the independent trust that
governs the news organization, centers on two separate items prepared
for the “Newsnight” current affairs TV program.