foolsguinea: (Default)
From the blog "Stark Raving Liberal", but good non-ideological points all the same:

Accurate news: A user's guide
1. Rely on actual journalists.
2. Punditry is not journalism.
3. "Balance" for its own sake is not journalism.
[This one I don't think I've seen before, but it's true.]
4. Follow the sources.
5. Follow the money.
6. Wikipedia is not a primary source.
7. When in doubt, check Snopes--but don't end there.
8. When you find an excellent source of true, journalism-based news, stick with it and support it.

Journalism, objectivity and politics
Keeping opinions out of the A section and keeping news out of the op-ed pages is the only way we're going to restore trust in journalism as a profession, and also the only way we're ever going to be relevant again. Paying lip service to objectivity by arbitrarily limiting what your reporters can do politically isn't the answer. Making sure that reporters and columnists are different people is the better solution.

Profile

foolsguinea: (Default)
foolsguinea

January 2017

S M T W T F S
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
2223 2425262728
293031    

Syndicate

RSS Atom

Most Popular Tags

Page Summary

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
Page generated Jul. 25th, 2017 06:38 pm
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios