Monday, November 17, 2003

The self-interest and corner-cutting in the media world of the past few years has produced a seemingly permanent decline in the standing of journalists and editors...

The Elements of Journalism
1. Journalism's first obligation is to the truth.
2. Its first loyalty is to its citizens...
Most journalists I came across at the NSW Parliamentary Press Gallery would not have a clue where to find or how to interview their conscience. All they care, chase, maher, vass about is which Premier will include them on the payroll as a ministerial minder.
9. Its practitioners must be allowed to exercise their personal conscience.
10. Journalism must give voice to the voiceless.

· Whispers Voices [ TimPorter]
I trust all leakers and anonymous sources - I trust them to give a selective account that will benefit them, one that pleases their patrons and screws their enemies.
· Identifying Leaks, Plugging Credibility Gap [Tim Porter]