Business of Media: RTE and BBC mirror each other in their falls from grace

When RTE was going through some soul-searching over serious errors in 2011, the BBC seemed to offer a shining example for public service broadcasters. Not any more.

18th November, 2012
Business of Media: RTE and BBC mirror each other in their falls from grace
There are some broad parallels to be drawn between the Newsnight scandal and the mistakes made by Prime Time Investigates and Frontline.

When RTE was going through some soul-searching over serious errors in 2011, the BBC seemed to offer a shining example for public service broadcasters to follow. How quickly things can change.

Now it is the BBC which has spectacularly fallen from grace, and which is dealing with many problems similar to those faced by RTE over grave broadcasting mistakes.

There are some broad parallels to be drawn between the Newsnight scandal and the mistakes made by...

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