Westminster attack: journalists need to beware the fog of breaking news
Channel 4 News has learned a hard lesson in the wake of the Westminster terror attack. It had to apologise – and pull a repeat of its news programme – after wrongly naming a man still in prison as the terrorist. It wasn’t alone – a handful of other international news organisations jumped to the wrong conclusion too.
Mistakes happen. But in the age of “fake news” and plummeting trust in the media it’s a serious error.
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