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Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Where is CBC accountability and transparency
The complainant, Ian Roberts, was interviewed in his role as Director of Public Affairs of Marine Harvest. The company was sponsoring a soccer club, and one of the players protested because she thinks fish farming is wrong. He thought he was misrepresented in the story. I found the context of his answer did fit its use appropriately. But some sloppy editing meant early versions of stories were published with errors.
A number of your specific complaints have merit. There was a violation of policy in the story entitled “Vancouver Island teen kicked off team over fish farm sponsorship”. Mr. Williams acknowledged the first headline, saying that Ms. Reed had been kicked off by the sponsor was wrong, and it was changed within minutes of discovering the error. Nevertheless it was a serious error of fact.
The second violation of policy was the failure to note the error, as is prescribed in the CBC’s Journalistic Standards and Practices:
You raised some interesting issues about the way CBC news online acknowledges changes and errors. You point out that the change of the inaccurate quote is noted as a “clarification” and only notes the altered quote. Where is the accountability and transparency you ask? I think you have a point.
Read the full report.