What is journalistic excellence? “4 gr…

What is journalistic excellence? “4 graces of journalism:”

(1) Common truth, or what we happen to agree about. Not something inscribed in the universe. Allows to talk with minimum coherence.
(2) In service of wider understanding we need explanation. Umbrella term is context. Everything either is in context or has it. Context is a part of excellence in education and journalism alike.
(3) Journalism must perform watchdog role in democracy and hold institutions accountable in actions and statements.
(4). Excellence depends on independence. Perfect independence is impossible, but the more, the better. Important reason why gov’r and private orginizations should provide our news.

THE INTERNET MAY BE SAVIOR OF JOURNALISM EVEN IF BLOGOSPHERE IS NOT.

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