Frontline, "College's Statements," July 2011

PBS Ombudsman, 7/8/11


The Frontline website includes a section with written responses from the four schools profiled in the piece. These responses generally criticize the program for airing a skewed report.

The PBS Ombudsman published a column discussing the Frontline story and the ethics behind it. The ombudsman concludes: "I would give it a lower grade [than an A] for the journalistic presentation of the Westwood segment, but I stop short of agreeing that they violated PBS editorial guidelines." However, the Ombudsman also includes the GAO report as evidence of wrong-doing by the schools.

AuthorKeith Blakeman
CategoriesMedia Coverage