Exploding the cash-for-stories myth | openDemocracy

by peterjukes

Shame that Kelvin Mackenzie during last Saturday’s Today programme ↑ wasn’t pushed by Evan Davis to justify his claim that bunging coppers and other public servants is essential to landing public interest stories.

It’s a media myth created in part by lazy reporters that offends the overwhelming majority of us who get good stories through experience, patience and practicing the journalist’s craft under good supervision.

Could it be a smokescreen for screwing their exes? Let’s hope Leveson isn’t taken in by this guff – as Evan Davis seemed to be.

via Exploding the cash-for-stories myth | openDemocracy.