Second Autoblog Writer Accused of Conflict-of-Interest

Second Autoblog Writer Accused of Conflict-of-Interest
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Journalists understand the severity of consequences if an article somehow breaches public accountability. Former CBC and current Al Jazeera editor Tony Burman once said, “Every news organization has only its credibility and reputation to rely on.” However, Autoblog has encountered criticism lately after publishing an article where a writer received third party payment for their… Continue Reading...

Scott Burgess Returns as Auto Critic at ‘The Detroit News’

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Scott Burgess Returns as Auto Critic at ‘The Detroit News’
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Scott Burgess’ story of journalistic integrity has come to a satisfying conclusion with The Detroit News auto critic returning to his position at the paper after a tumultuous week. Burgess resigned his position a week ago when the paper bowed to threats by an advertiser and subsequently edited some of the writers work in its… Continue Reading...

The Detroit News Apologizes for Censoring Auto Critic

The Detroit News Apologizes for Censoring Auto Critic
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In a move to combat criticism and attempt to win back credibility, The Detroit News publisher Jonathan Wolman has issued an explanatory apology over issues of censorship that lead to the resignation of the paper’s auto critic. Last week Scott Burgess left the paper after an online version of his review of the Chrysler 200… Continue Reading...

Auto Critic Confirms Paper’s Editing the Cause of His Resignation

Auto Critic Confirms Paper’s Editing the Cause of His Resignation
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Censorship has been confirmed as the reason behind why Scott Burgess, Auto Critic for The Detroit News resigned from his position at the paper. News of the paper’s handling of Burgess’ Chrysler 200 review and his subsequent letter of resignation broke yesterday, but the industry veteran would not confirm the specific reason for his decision… Continue Reading...

Auto Critic for ‘The Detroit News’ Resigns Over Censored Chrysler 200 Review

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Auto Critic for ‘The Detroit News’ Resigns Over Censored Chrysler 200 Review
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Scott Burgess, Auto Critic for ‘The Detroit News’ has resigned from his position at the paper, reportedly due to a decision by editors to censor his latest review. The article in question is a piece on the new Chrysler 200, in which changes to the online version of the story significantly reduce the impact of… Continue Reading...