Should a senior journo have the top job at ABC?

Crikey readers respond to Bernard Keane's story about the ABC's coverage of the Cabinet Files.

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Laurie Patton writes: Re. "ABC admits it ignored thousands of pages of Cabinet Files" (Wednesday)

The boss of the ABC is also the editor-in-chief responsible for news and current affairs. Ms Guthrie says she decided to return the Cabinet Files. It would be outrageous if she’d delegated such a major decision. That said, it reopens the debate on whether the ABC's managing director should be required to have had high level journalistic experience (which IMO they must).

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2 thoughts on “Should a senior journo have the top job at ABC?

  1. Draco Houston

    Oh no not the privacy of the executive branch! Handing it back to the PMC directly would be extremely Piss Weak.

  2. AR

    This craven behaviour would never have been put into a ‘Yes, (Prime) Minister’ script as it would have been thought impossible twenty or even ten years ago.
    No wonder journalism is at its inevitable dead end. They could go no lower and so were cut loose, no longer worth feeding.

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