Dominic Ponsford of the Press Gazette writes…
“The best way for Sky News to spike the guns of its critics will be to set its toughest investigative team on telling this story about itself. Only full disclosure will put this story to bed. The announcement published on the Sky News website yesterday, which reads like it was written by the corporate communications team, can’t be the final word.”
Buzzfeed has gone to court in the US to attempt to force the editor of British media trade website Press Gazette to reveal his journalistic sources. A motion filed by Buzzfeed in a New York court seeks to compel Press Gazette’s editor, Dominic Ponsford, to provide material in relation to this article he published in April 2015, a report about a Buzzfeed investigation doing in one of its rivals. Buzzfeed’s court application seeks to force Ponsford to reveal:
“Why is Buzzfeed interested in my emails and any other documents I may hold? As a journalistic organisation does it not understand the dangerous ethical territory it is entering here?”
Remarkable behaviour for a news organisation employing journalists. What are Buzzfeed thinking?