Sunday, April 16, 2017

Encourage “grievances against the news media.”

Journalists should:
  • “Encourage the public to voice grievances against the news media.”
  • “Make certain that headlines, news teases and promotional material, photos, video, audio, graphics, sound bites and quotations do not misrepresent. They should not oversimplify or highlight incidents out of context.”
  • “Disclose unavoidable conflicts.”
  • “Clarify and explain news coverage and invite dialogue with the public over journalistic conduct.”
  • “Always question sources’ motives before promising anonymity. Clarify conditions attached to any promise made in exchange for information. Keep promises.”
—Source: New York Times’ Learning Network, Chapter 4.11: “The Society of Professional Journalists’ Code of Ethics”.

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