The Story is There if You dig.

The Celtic Network would like to congratulate Alex Thompson of Chanel 4 News and the BBC Scotland’s Mark Daly and his team on the awards they picked up at the prestigious Royal Television Society. Mark Daly fronted “The Men Who Sold the Jersey’s” an investigative documentary into the now dead Rangers Football Club’s use of EBT’s and side letters. The program won the team the Best regions current affairs and news award.
Alex Thompson not only became a thorn in the side of the Dead RFC but also Scottish churnalists one of whom had threatened Thompson. He landed an award for Television journalist of the year. Thompson also exposed the culture of intimidation surrounding the dead club and it’s modern reincarnation TRFC who now play in Scotland’s lowest football teir.
There is surely a message screaming out here to many of the mainstream media hacks in Scotland ”The Story is There if You dig”. However unlike myself and others they seem to have missed or forgot the ‘Professional ethics’ module at University. This module is designed to enlighten the students and help them understand that they must hold the highest standard of morality and ethics when they Graduate and work in their chose profession.  These ethical codes are there for a reason and that reason is trust. Trust is paramount to the well being of the relation ship between the profession and their clients, reader’s etc. That trust has broken down in regards to certain ‘Professional’ journalists in this country.
You have to ask yourself this. Why did these people go through the rigorous of  a University degree in Journalism just to parrot out fodder fed to them by PR companies ? A wasted education.
It’s good to see guys like Mark Daly and Alex Thompson who are willing to work hard on investigating and telling a story being rewarded. The rest of them should hang their heads in shame for they are no better than David Leggat and other media trolls.

Scottish Mainstream Churnalists on the Rangers Story
Scottish Mainstream Churnalists on the Rangers Story

Comments

  1. JasCam
    What a brilliant piece. It is hard to comment when all that needs said is there in front of one’s eyes – but being me, I will.
    I am not a Uni man myself so I am not aux fait with what is taught or, apparently more significantly, what is advised before entering the “real” world. However, I have witnessed and been on the receiving end of the inexperience and ignorance of some who have passed through such hallowed walls of education. Some seemed to believe that a piece of official paper with certificate at the head was recognition of their exceptional ability to rule the world. In working men’s terms they were known as first degree plonkers rather than graduates with degrees. It would appear I missed some of the worst of all in the media world. Whilst some of ours were bigheads who often behaved like monkeys, some media graduates appear to be monkeys, all three to be precise, that have big (and empty) heads.
    First class read.
    H H

  2. JasCam
    What a brilliant piece. It is hard to comment when all that needs said is there in front of one’s eyes – but being me, I will.
    I am not a Uni man myself so I am not aux fait with what is taught or, apparently more significantly, what is advised before entering the “real” world. However, I have witnessed and been on the receiving end of the inexperience and ignorance of some who have passed through such hallowed walls of education. Some seemed to believe that a piece of official paper with certificate at the head was recognition of their exceptional ability to rule the world. In working men’s terms they were known as first degree plonkers rather than graduates with degrees. It would appear I missed some of the worst of all in the media world. Whilst some of ours were bigheads who often behaved like monkeys, some media graduates appear to be monkeys, all three to be precise, that have big (and empty) heads.
    First class read.
    H H

  3. Thanks very much PB. Can I point out I never went to Uni till I was 40. On the first day they thought I was the Jannie 🙂

  4. Thanks very much PB. Can I point out I never went to Uni till I was 40. On the first day they thought I was the Jannie 🙂

  5. Hardly surprising .they hide from the workforce for years at uni then work in an occupation where lies are the norm.

  6. Hardly surprising .they hide from the workforce for years at uni then work in an occupation where lies are the norm.

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