9 Principles of Journalism

December 16, 2010 § Leave a comment


Nine Principles of Journalism by Bill Kovach – Tom Rosenstiel #9

1. Journalism’s first obligation is to the truth
2. Its first loyalty is to citizens
3. Its essence is a discipline of verification
4. Its practitioners must maintain an independence from those they cover
5. It must serve as an independent monitor of power
6. It must provide a forum for public criticism and compromise
7. It must strive to make the significant interesting and relevan
8. It must keep the news comprehensive and proportional
9. Its practitioners must be allowed to exercise their personal conscience

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