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11.10.2004

More about the Chronicle and Taylor

This is some of what Journalism.org says we should expect from journalists:

We should expect proof that the journalists' first loyalty is to citizens:

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  • We should expect news companies to disclose any synergy, connecting partnerships or conflicts of interest as they relate to a particular story. This includes reporting on a news organization's own lobbying efforts.


3. We should expect journalists to maintain independence from those they cover:

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  • While journalists need not be neutral, we should expect they will not have divided loyalties. If journalists get too close to those they cover it only makes it more difficult for them to understand or convey all sides. ...

  • Journalists' work should display evidence of independent thinking-- not always criticism of one side and praise of the other.
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