Robert Fisk has an article this week on the editorial process now being used within CNN. The new process is startling.
Indeed, reading a new CNN document, “Reminder of Script Approval Policy”, fairly takes the breath away. “All reporters preparing package scripts must submit the scripts for approval,” it says. “Packages may not be edited until the scripts are approved… All packages originating outside Washington, LA (Los Angeles) or NY (New York), including all international bureaus, must come to the ROW in Atlanta for approval.”
I knew CNN was bad for this kind of thing – but they just got 10 times worse.