The ongoing row between The Australian and the ABC has amped up overnight, with News Corp claiming it did not ignore information given to journalist Stephen Brook from the ABC.
Brook, who writes for The Australian, recently penned a story headlined “ABC in rescue plan to lift dire ratings”, which according to the ABC, knowingly uses false information.
Now, B&T has received a statement from The Australian managing editor Helen Trinca which denies the newspaper had deliberately ignored information provided by the ABC.
Trinca said, “The Australian did not ignore the ABC’s information. It published an 800-word news story and a 250-word summary.”
“The news story quoted from the document, which stated the ABC was going to ‘begin writing workshops for TV News’ and these would be expanded nationally.
“The story also stated that the ABC stages many training sessions, that the document was prepared earlier in the year and that ‘the ABC sets annual areas of focus for the 7pm news that are adopted by local newsrooms’,” Trinca added.
Brook’s story sought to lift the lid on a document sent to staff from ABC news director Gaven Morris which detailed the new “7 keys for 7pm rescue plan”.
In the article, Brook wrote, “ABC journalists are being sent back to training in a bid to improve the flagship 7pm news, which is suffering from declining ratings”, a statement firmly denied by the ABC.
Yesterday, the ABC released a public statement which claimed that correct information was “provided ahead of publication to the journalist”, though seemingly ignored, according to the broadcaster.
The ABC added, “It was sent out to our people earlier this year and is the annual update of a document that goes out every year setting out the general approach for the program, which each state and territory then adapts to suit their market.”
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