Students are complaining of lowering standards of journalism in the national press covering the GCSE/A Level exam results. ‘They’re giving front page stories away,’ complained Stuart McNair, in his column for the National Union of Students. ‘These articles aren’t worth the paper they’re written on.’
Recent Ofcom statistics reveal that the past 22 years has seen a consistent year-on-year increase of newspaper articles about exam results. ‘What are they teaching them?,” he spluttered.
Jeremy Dear at the NUJ came to the defence of his charges. ‘Naysayers don’t appreciate the hard work and effort that goes in to creating well-rounded, effective page fillers.’