March 14, 2003

THE PROTECTORS of journalistic decency

THE PROTECTORS of journalistic decency at The Age last night began a 24-hour strike:

Around three hundred staff at The Age newspaper in Melbourne have walked off the job for 24 hours over editorial concerns.

The Union representing the workers claims it is to preserve the credibility of the paper.

"Preserve"? Apparently the problem is an advertisement - which scandalously was to be placed in front of a whole section of advertisements:

Journalists at Melbourne's The Age newspaper staged a wildcat strike this evening over a management decision to place an advertisement on the front cover of Saturday's property guide.

The horror.

Posted by Tim Blair at March 14, 2003 09:13 AM