Saturday, September 27, 2003


I frequently read the letters section over at Media News and something which I find fascinating is how the journalists rarely stick up for each other. I'm talking about when one of them is somehow marginalized unfairly, or getting screwed by the system, and its met with largely polite silence.

David Appell has a fascinating post about how one journalist got a little angry that the WHO was violating its own embargo arrangements (press releases given in advance with the promise of not writing about them for a few days). It's a somewhat questionable practice anyway, but it's completely wrong if they don't stand by their own agreements.

But, anyway, the punchline from my perspective is how this journalist doesn't seem to have gotten much support from other journalists.