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    Damn these overpaid headteachers!

    BBC has a story this morning about how the 'bonus culture' is supposedly entering schools. However, in typical BBC editorial fashion (i.e. "Proofreading? Wot's than then?"), they have made a somewhat ridiculous blunder in stating (twice) that:

    "Some school governing bodies have advertised five figure salaries to attract good candidates to run schools"

    FIVE FIGURE SALARIES?! HOW DARE THEY!

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    Genius. BBC strikes again

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    You have to love the BBC's way of reporting. How dare they pay headteachers 5 figures salaries! Why we should pay them 4 figures salaries max.

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    4 figure salaries, why in my day... <cue Monty Python meme>

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    Good old BBC

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    Fixed, but without changing the "last update" time. More unprofessional behaviour by the BBC

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    Actually only one of the "five"s had been changed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin View Post
    Actually only one of the "five"s had been changed!

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    Good spot - under the image!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin View Post
    Fixed, but without changing the "last update" time. More unprofessional behaviour by the BBC
    I would say you can't expect quality journalism from any news source that posts articles anonymously. Most BBC News articles are completely uncredited.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AngryTechnician View Post
    I would say you can't expect quality journalism from any news source that posts articles anonymously. Most BBC News articles are completely uncredited.
    Worse than that, some are just copy-and-pastes from Wikipedia

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin View Post
    Worse than that, some are just copy-and-pastes from Wikipedia :rolleyes
    how about we (read: edugeek regulars) create some bogus info somewhere on wikipedia (presumably about UK education?) and see if we can get it to appear in a BBC article?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kearton View Post
    how about we (read: edugeek regulars) create some bogus info somewhere on wikipedia (presumably about UK education?) and see if we can get it to appear in a BBC article?
    what about underpaid network managers' oh no they would never go for that its factual!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AngryTechnician View Post
    I would say you can't expect quality journalism from any news source that posts articles anonymously. Most BBC News articles are completely uncredited.
    In general I agree with this, but the one exception I know of is The Economist news paper, where for the vast majority of articles they don't actually print a byline.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AngryTechnician View Post
    I would say you can't expect quality journalism from any news source that posts articles anonymously. Most BBC News articles are completely uncredited.
    Erm, Private Eye has probably the best journalism in the UK. (imo of course)
    Last edited by mortstar; 16th September 2009 at 10:25 PM.

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    Private Eye do a crackin job when you consider they all only work part time. One week they sit round doing bugger all and the other they slog their guts out on high quality investigative journalism ... and a fair chunk of that is investigating journalists themselves.

    Anyone that pokes fun at journos gets a thumbs up in my book. A good number of hacks are only a few steps above lawyers! (there are notable exceptions ... especially in tech and education ...)



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