Friday, February 15, 2013

Australia: Slanted ABC coverage in The Australian: Mark Scott

Mark Scott's memo to staff about The Australian's 'slanted coverage.'

The ABC's Managing Director has hit back at negative reports in The Australia about the national broadcaster. He says the organisation does not usually respond to such criticism, but this time he feels he should engage.

radioinfo has his full message to staff, sent on Wednesday this week.

Last week the ABC held a very successful showcase in Canberra. We were able to highlight to the nation’s politicians the ABC’s many achievements and the importance of the national broadcaster in an era of industry dislocation.

Those achievements, of course, include our very fine journalism.

The past few weeks have demonstrated that, contrary to what is being alleged elsewhere, we are delivering genuine exclusives:  setting the agenda, locally, nationally and internationally.

Our programs across the board are producing high-quality news and current affairs, free of commercial agendas and trusted by our audiences.

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