How BBC Scotland will disclose a painful and anxious reality for you

BBC Scotlandby Prof. John Robertson  |  Talking-Up Scotland  |  3 Dec 2018  |  Image :  Pixabay

… 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:

  1. help me understand what it feels like to wait longer than I should have to for treatment?
  2. include examples of people who had been treated within the target times?
  3. inform me how common it is to wait longer than the target times?
  4. inform of reasons me why target times are not being met such as increased demand?
  5. explain any problems with interpreting waiting time statistics?
  6. give a balanced account based on all of the above?

I’ll be delighted to be proved wrong.

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