Netflix apologizes for misleading reporters in Canada

Globe & Mail
Many of the "extras" at Netflix's launch event in Canada were interviewed by journalists who didn't realize their sources were paid actors. A Netflix internal document said: "Extras are to behave as members of the public, out and about enjoying their day-to-day life, who happen upon a street event for Netflix and stop by to check it out."

  • Jim Romenesko

    From 1999 to 2011, Jim Romenesko maintained the Romenesko page for the Poynter Institute, a Florida-based non-profit school for journalists. Poynter hired him in August of 1999, after seeing his MediaGossip.com, a hobby site he started in May of 1999.

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