Unlike most newspaper headlines that pose a question, to which the answer turns out to be “no”, this particular article from the Guardian ends up with the answer “yes”, and I would agree with it.
I do complain often about how the mainstream press report on care proceedings, but this piece is a good example of how it can be done properly.
Firstly, when reporting on a particular judgment, the piece provides a link to the judgment itself, so that the readers can if they wish read the source material.
Second, the account of the judgment holds up as being accurate even after you’ve read the judgment itself.
And third, rather than a single source story (which is specifically against the code that journalists have signed up to), this particular journalist, Louise Tickle, has taken the trouble to go and speak to a variety of sources to inform…
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