UNC-TV and the Alcoa story: Can it get any worse? (Hint: It's not getting better.)
August 6, 2010 at 4:42PM
Following up on our story about UNC-TV's serially embarrassing decisions to 1) run away from the Alcoa story that its reporter, Ezster Vadja, was putting together; 2) cave in to a legislative subpoena for Vadja's unfinished work; and then 3) rush her unfinished work to air with a disclaimer that it wasn't finished nor had it been vetted for editorial quality or fairness —
UNC-TV, the public television station licensed to the University of North Carolina, asked the UNC School of Journalism to review its handiwork. Tom Howe, the station's general manager, made the request, and a team of three J-School folks was duly empaneled.