LOOK: Print Media Kills Mary Jane Veloso, Better To Be First Or Right?

Eight convicted drug smugglers have been executed by firing squad in Indonesia.

However, the execution of a ninth convict, Mary Jane Veloso from the Philippines, was postponed at the last minute.

Among those killed were Australians Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran. Australia has withdrawn its ambassador in response.

The Australian Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, called the pair’s executions “cruel and unnecessary”.

He said Australia respected Indonesia’s sovereignty but added, “this cannot be simply business as usual”.

Being first when it comes to news is high on the scale of journalistic values. You always want to be first and right. The daily deadlines of print usually give you hours to nail down the facts before you have to publish. The constant deadlines of publishing mean that you publish when you have the facts verified. You always want to be right. And you always want to be first.

LOOK: Print Media Kills Mary Jane Veloso, Better To Be First Or Right?

LOOK: Print Media Kills Mary Jane Veloso, Better To Be First Or Right?

Anyare sa mga balita? Photo by: Abo Limos

Posted by Pinoy Tambayan on Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Major booboo for the Inquirer; only The Philippine Star got their headline correct this morning.

Posted by Abo Limos on Tuesday, 28 April 2015