Smith adds to bullying-in-newsrooms claims

RECENT allegations dominating the headlines of bullying have prompted various journalists to remark that they’ve witnessed worse in newsrooms.

And, yesterday, it was the turn of former Daily Record chief reporter, Anna Smith, now a columnist at the Scottish News of the World.

She begins: “I’ve witnessed real bullying at work.

“It was when a no-talent boss would make a target of a younger, vulnerable member of staff.

“He would berate them in public, phone them in the middle of the night, and terrorise them when they were out of town, shattering their confidence.”

She continues: “It was nothing to do with getting results. It was cowardly.”

Needless to say, her comments have got tongues wagging.