BBC Scandal Brings Questions For Incoming NYT CEO
In light of the ongoing investigation of sexual abuse allegations involving late BBC TV host Jimmy Savile, was Mark Thompson, set to become New York Times CEO next month, the Joe Paterno of the
BBC? Jennifer Saba reports on the fact (also reported in the Times) that "Thompson was at the top job at the BBC" when a BBC show's investigation of Savile allegations was canceled. But "no
evidence has emerged to show that Thompson knew about the program decision or about Savile's alleged behavior," she writes.
Still, the situation is "not ideal for Thompson or the New York Times," according to "Kelly McBride, a senior faculty member for ethics at the Poynter Institute, a journalism school and media think tank."