Simon Pound on Agenda has just done a story on what appears to be several more fake stories by John Manukia. I’ll link to the transcript when it is up.
The Herald on Sunday has a duty to do what other newspapers (such as the New York Times did) when they find a journalist has fabricated at least one story, and to do a full audit of all recent stories by that journalist. It reflects extremely badly on them that other media are doing this for them.
US newspapers employ a staff member purely as a fact checker, to verify key details of stories. This is not fool proof, but helps with accuracy. Do NZ media do this? Should they?
The Herald on Sunday needs to fess up tomorrow with the results of their own internal investigations into other stories by John Manukia. A continued silence will damage their credibility even further.Tags: Media