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CBC review finds Amanda Lang’s work met journalistic standards

In early January, media website Canadaland alleged that Lang had a conflict of interest in the story and tried to “sabotage” it.


 

TORONTO–The CBC says business reporter Amanda Lang abided by journalistic standards during her involvement in a 2013 story concerning the Royal Bank of Canada.

CBC News Editor-in-Chief Jennifer McGuire sent a memo to staff on Thursday with the results of a review into Lang’s involvement in the story on RBC’s use of temporary foreign workers.

In early January, media website Canadaland alleged that Lang had a conflict of interest in the story and tried to “sabotage” it.

McGuire said the review was led by Jack Nagler, the CBC’s director of journalistic public accountability and engagement.

He looked at journalistic content, conduct, and an employee’s obligations to disclose any potential conflict of interest.

“This review re-affirmed that all of CBC’s journalism relating to the RBC temporary foreign workers story met CBC’s journalistic standards,” said the memo.

The review also looked at Lang’s coverage of RBC on other stories and found she “adhered to CBC’s journalistic standards.”

McGuire said the review also included an external analysis by a third party, Cormex Research.


 
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