Letters: MacNeil/Lehrer guidelines are worth sharing

Romenesko Letters | PBS.org
On Friday's final PBS newscast carrying the name "The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer," the anchor listed guidelines for what he called MacNeil/Lehrer journalism. "They're worth sharing with everyone," writes Gene Krzyzynski. A few of them:
* Cover, write and present every story with the care I would want if the story were about me.
* Assume there is at least one other side or version to every story.
* Assume the viewer is as smart and as caring and as good a person as I am. Assume the same about all people on whom I report. || Video from Friday's newscast.
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  • Jim Romenesko

    From 1999 to 2011, Jim Romenesko maintained the Romenesko page for the Poynter Institute, a Florida-based non-profit school for journalists. Poynter hired him in August of 1999, after seeing his MediaGossip.com, a hobby site he started in May of 1999.

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