A BBC journalist, John Darvall, has lambasted his own career at the BBC. The insensitive way the tragic death of his daughter, Polly, has been handled by several outlets led him to lay bare his thoughts about the BBC and the British media industry as a whole, in a heartfelt blog post.
The BBC itself misreported specific information about his family, furthering their grief.
This poor piece of journalism made Tuesday probably the worst day of this whole episode so far.
This provoked wider criticism of traditional media from Darvall.
This week TV and newspapers have proven to me why they are not the future of news.
Darvall then hailed the internet as the bastion of real media.
The internet allows us to come to our own conclusions by checking our own facts. We really can’t trust the traditional outlets to do it right or properly.
He specified social media as the future of of news.