As a result of the flap over Oscar Corral’s September 8th article about Cuban-American journalists that accepted pay and appearance fees from government-funded Radio/TV Martí the Washington Bureau Chief of the Hartford Courant, David Lightman, will no longer appear on the Voice of America according to an article in today’s Courant.
You’ll remember that Lightman was named in a follow-up story by Josh Gerstein in the New York Sun . In that story Lightman tried to claim that VOA is completely different than Radio/TV Martí despite the fact that they are sister stations, are governed by the same body, and adhere to the same code of journalistic ethics. Apparently his bosses didn’t agree with Lightman about the distinction and are now requiring him to drop his moonlighting gig. A reasonable outcome, one that perhaps The Herald should have considered.
Cross posted at Herald Watch