Canadian Press: Patti Tasko Senior Supervising Editor, Scott White Editor-in-Chief
CBC Ombudsman: Kirk LaPoint
Canadian Press reporter Jennifer Ditchburn and her conflict of interest with the CBC
In Jennifer Ditchburn’s article “CBC contributes $3.7B in gross value to Canadian economy: report” she fails to disclose her own relationship as a paid panellist for such CBC shows as “At Issue” and “Power and Politics” thus leaving her readers without any knowledge of her potential bias.
My complaint is two-part:
1) What is the policy of Canadian Press on full disclosure in the matters of financial relationships in which your journalists are involved?
2) Did Ditchburn get “fed” this self-serving CBC story from a CBC employee with whom she has a conflicting relationship?