Truth in journalism.

honesty from MegElizabeth

If I spent an hour on a story I would end up with a ‘truth’ that represented 60 minutes of effort. A week of effort would yield a 7 days of ‘truth’. What the facts mean is always subjective, regardless of the solidity of those facts.

Good journalism chases honesty, not truth. Honesty is a state of mind and a process. It involves openly sharing the facts you have found and the process you use to find them. It gives your audience the information they need to decide their truth. Honest journalism is easier today than at any moment I have known from nearly 30 years in the trade.

So do it. Now. No excuse.

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