Fast train to publication too fast | Paul Chadwick: Open door

Fast train to publication too fast | Paul Chadwick: Open door
The story that launched ‘traingate’ was not checked enough beforehand and not corrected promptly enough afterwards

“Traingate” seems to have developed as much from Guardian flaws as Guardian strengths.

The video of Jeremy Corbyn sitting on the floor of a train, disclosed exclusively online on 16 August, was mistakenly treated by the Guardian more as freelance journalism than what it actually was: a kind of gonzo news release by two Corbyn supporters.

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Source: Guardian Transport

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