How BBC Scotland will disclose a painful and anxious reality for you
… I’m going to argue here that a group of individuals at BBC Scotland are making decisions leading to distortion of reality with damaging consequences for wider public health and for democratic engagement, despite having the guidance of a royal charter to make them ‘responsible’ and to ‘inform’ having, presumably, studied the industry at an academic level.
I can’t of course complete this until I’ve seen it, but I can lay out a methodology that will reliably assess its quality as ‘responsible’ journalism to inform the process of reality agreement among its viewers.
Did Disclosure: Life on the NHS List:
- help me understand what it feels like to wait longer than I should have to for treatment?
- include examples of people who had been treated within the target times?
- inform me how common it is to wait longer than the target times?
- inform of reasons me why target times are not being met such as increased demand?
- explain any problems with interpreting waiting time statistics?
- give a balanced account based on all of the above?
I’ll be delighted to be proved wrong.