SUBJECT: Memo from John Cameron
It seems repetitive memos have little effect on some staff, when it comes to promoting a high standard in the basics of broadcast journalism.
Since the latest entreaty (circulated to all News/Caff staff in early March) there has been a continuing and widespread disregard for the style guidelines.
As pointed out previously, the guidelines must be treated as directives, not suggestions.
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If you disagree with any of the points raised, challenge them – don’t ignore them.
Please understand that from now on, continued transgressions or mistakes will lead to counselling and formal documentation. This, in turn, can have a major impact on career progression and, eventually, ongoing employment status.
It seems this may be the only effective way to get the message through.
John Cameron, Director
News and Current Affairs