After promising no fake news, Daily Telegraph says sorry to Georgie

• The Daily telegraph issued a four-paragraph apology

The Saturday edition of The Daily Telegraph posted a prominent page 3 apology to Nine’s Georgie Gardner. The four-paragraph apology said:

The article “Frosty morning” (Page 7, 21/02/2019) contained various claims about audience responses to Georgie Gardner’s role as co-host of Today.

The Daily Telegraph withdraws the claims, which we accept were wrong.

The Telegraph has a commitment to accurate journalism and in this case we have let our readers and Ms Gardner down.

We apologise to our readers and to Ms Gardner for the hurt and embarrassment the article caused both her and her family.

The article follows a letter to readers last week from the editor of the newspaper, Ben English, that commented: “Our news will never be fake. It will never be insincere. And it will never be contrary to what we know to be the facts. Our news will always be from the heart and delivered with consideration and conscience.”

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What did the News Corp editors tell their print & online audience?

Editor Ben English also spoke with Mediaweek about editing the Sydney daily and his commitment to readers.

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