Saturday, July 3, 2004

A SWEDISH VERSION OF THE JAYSON BLAIR SCANDAL?

I received the following press release from Michael Moynihan, Editor, Stockholm Spectator:

(STOCKHOLM - June 30, 2004) - The Stockholm Spectator, a forthcoming English-language monthly, today releases an expose of Dagens Nyheter New York correspondent Peter Borgström. The Spectator's two-part investigation meticulously documents Borgström's brazen plagiarism, slipshod reporting and Dagens Nyheter's astoundingly insouciant response.

The Spectator piece-written by the paper's Media Watch team-is firm in its conclusions: "As we will show, the evidence against Dagens Nyheter is clear; our case unambiguous. Peter Borgström is a serial plagiarist. There is little doubt that, if Dagens Nyheter is to abide by the standards of professional journalism, Borgström should be sacked."