Jun 13, 2013

ABC wage stoush: staff fact-check management ‘propaganda’

Aunty has finally found a presenter for its new fact-checking unit, but in the meantime staff are busy doing some fact-checking of their own -- about their boss' wage offer.

Matthew Knott

Former Crikey media reporter

The ABC has finally announced a presenter for its new fact-checking unit: John Barron, who hostsĀ Planet America on ABC News 24 and regularly fills in to present The Drum. He’ll be working alongside editor Russell Skelton, the former Fairfax journalist whose opinionated tweeting was dissected by Media Watch earlier this week.

Although the unit isn’t up and running yet, ABC staff have been busy fact-checking contentious claims this week. But it’s the truthfulness of Aunty’s management — rather than politicians — under the microscope.

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