MEDIA

Times Must Aggressively Cover Mark Thompson's Role In BBC's Troubles

FILE - In this April 12, 2007 file photo, British Broadcasting Corporation Director-General Mark Thompson pauses during a new
FILE - In this April 12, 2007 file photo, British Broadcasting Corporation Director-General Mark Thompson pauses during a news conference calling for the release of kidnapped BBC journalist Alan Johnston, in the West Bank city of Ramallah. The New York Times Co. on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012 named Thompson as its president and CEO. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen, File)

One of the most difficult challenges for news organizations is reporting on what goes on inside their own corporate walls. Two global media companies, the BBC and The New York Times, are dealing with that challenge right now, as a complicated sexual abuse scandal - with a media scandal component -- unfolds in Britain.

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