Southern Metropolis Daily: Where Did the Media Go Wrong Reporting the Brick Kiln Story? – David Bandurski

From China Media Project:

The Affair (ȪëÁ†ñÁ™ë‰∫㉪∂) has received a wave of coverage in China over the last few weeks. But the lead editorial (Á§æËÆ∫) in today’s Southern Metropolis Daily takes a hard look at reporting for the story and gives the media low marks for its own role.

The editorial steps gingerly around the issue of censorship and what its role might have been in controlling the story — CMP wrote earlier this week about orders to tone down Internet coverage — but argues media were remiss in their duties, failing to carry out thorough on-the-scene reporting and provide verified details about the case. With public statements from top leaders, the paper said, coverage should have been blown wide open. And if local officials tried to keep a lid on the facts? Well, that was “itself a major news story that should be splashed across the front page”…[Full Text]

– Read also previous posts via CDT here.

SUPPORT CDT

Tweets

Google Ads 1

CDT EBOOKS

Giving Assistant

Amazon Smile

Google Ads 2

Anti-censorship Tools

Life Without Walls

Click on the image to download Firefly for circumvention

Open popup
X

Welcome back!

CDT is a non-profit media site, and we need your support. Your contribution will help us provide more translations, breaking news, and other content you love.