Statement from Wits Journalism regarding State of the Newsroom report – 20 June 2019

It has been drawn to our attention that a photograph in our recently released State of the Newsroom report suggests a link between former editor Verashni Pillay and controversy around the Huffington Post’s treatment of claims levelled against some journalists as being part of Stratcom. Our intention was not to make such a connection, but we accept that this implication can be drawn from the context. We are aware that these events took place some time after Ms Pillay left the publication, and apologise unreservedly to her for any embarrassment caused. The online version of the report will be changed.

Adj Prof Franz Krüger
HoD: Wits Journalism