Author Topic: Have you been a victim of editorial bullying? Case studies wanted.  (Read 14358 times)


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Have you ever been pressured into writing a story you were uncomfortable with?

But never raised concerns through fear of ramifications?

If so, you may have been a victim of editorial bullying.

Editorial bullying is where journalists are pressured into writing articles that they are uncomfortable with. This can include but is not limited to articles with a racist tone, anti-Islamic, anti-asylum seeker etc.

In essence anything against the spirit of the NUJ code of conduct for journalists.

An example of this practice occurring is included below:

Bullying should NOT EXIST in ANY newsroom regardless of the circumstances.

I’m writing a dissertation looking at this issue and the solutions Leveson recommended to stop this culture.

I'm looking for UK journalists who have been subjected to this form of bullying to support my quantitative research.

I promise FULL ANONYMITY to participants including names and publications. 
If you are interested please email me via the email address below.

Many thanks

Tom Baines

BA Journalism Student Harlow College (Anglia Ruskin University)
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Just stumbled on this... I realize it's outdated...

Out of curiosity, let's say you worked for (of freelanced for) a large online newspaper.  There were people wanting to compensate said newspaper for "news" to be written about their company.  You were then "pushed" into writing it... Would you consider this bullying as well?
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