The Siegal Committee Report

Woo, William F.
September 2003
Nieman Reports;Fall2003, Vol. 57 Issue 3, p50
Examines the suggested changes to the management of the "New York Times" newspaper made by the Siegal Committee to avoid future problems similar to the scandal made by one the newspaper's Afro-American journalist Jayson Blair. Application of the normal accident theory on the suggestions made by the committee; Discussion on the principle of normal accident theory; Discovery by the newspaper management that the problems were broader and deeper than those posed by Blair; Details of the issue.


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