Friday, February 13, 2009


After reading the new post by Robert Miles and after reading a little through the SPJ website, here are some of the things that I found interesting that related to the post from Robert Miles.

Be Accountable

Journalists are accountable to their readers, listeners, viewers and each other.

Journalists should: — Clarify and explain news coverage and invite dialogue with the public over journalistic conduct.
— Encourage the public to voice grievances against the news media.
— Admit mistakes and correct them promptly.
— Expose unethical practices of journalists and the news media.
— Abide by the same high standards to which they hold others.

I think that these are some of the important things that a lot of the Internet bloggers and writers don't acknowledge. I think that a lot of the people are writing from personal experience and how the story is going to relate instead of informing the public and letting us create our own opinions. Most of the writers are focusing on how to prove a point instead of reporting all of the sides to the story. I think that the ethics that have gotten us this far should continue to take precedence through the new Internet and blogoshpere age.

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