An anonymous journalist who used to work for a Polish daily tabloid called Fakt, owned by Axel Springer AG, started a new blog, BrukowiecStory” (“TabloidStory” in English), in which he wants to write the truth about how things really work in the newsroom and in the publisher’s office.
Wiadomości24.pl, a Polish citizen journalism portal, wrote (POL) that, according to the blogger, Fakt’s success on the Polish market was mostly achieved by violating journalism ethics.
Here is an excerpt from one of the first posts (POL) on BrukowiecStory:
I think that the creation of Fakt was the biggest hit on the free Polish media since . Before 2003, there was only Super Express, an easy, light and somehow nice tabloid. It had one advantage – they always were writing the truth. In the tabloid way, but one could still call it journalism. And the status quo remained until Fakt entered the market.
For the first time in the Polish media history we experienced a new term – creating the truth. “Nothing happens? Then create the events,” the editor-in-chief was supposed to shout to working journalists. […]
The blogger also states that he wants to register an association for people damaged by Fakt, and also that a mass lawsuit for mobbing is being planned. As of now, he has not yet published concrete information about breaking the law by the newspaper’s staff.