Three core values of quality journalism: speed, accuracy, and fairness
Excerpt from the October 25, 2021 interview:
“Throughout your career, you trained hundreds of young reporters and college interns. How can aspiring journalists set a solid foundation for a successful career? What are the principles they ought to follow?
After I wrote the first draft of my book about learning to be a reporter, I went back over the manuscript to make note of the specific lessons about journalism I had learned from each experience. I counted about 200 different lessons, which was far too many to list. So, I boiled that down to about 20 lessons, which still seemed like a lot. I finally decided on three principles or core values of quality journalism: speed, accuracy, and fairness…”
Read the full interview on ForeignPress.org
Peter Copeland is a former foreign correspondent and Washington bureau chief. His most recent book is Finding the News: Adventures of a Young Reporter.