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Multiple Credible Sources
Eyewitness, official, expert
The process of checking, confirming and supporting information and facts
Avoidance of Bias
Presenting the facts and context in as fair and accurate a manner as possible
Representing multiple sides of the issue, event or controversy without giving unfair weight to one side or point of view
Documents, data, reports, video, photos or audio
Presenting the facts in a way that makes their meaning clear, fair and accurate
Treating sources and subjects with appropriate respect, and giving subjects a chance to share their points of view or respond to any assertions or allegations about them
Here’s your notebook
Read over these seven standards of quality journalism. Keep your notebook with you at all times and check back throughout your reporting to make sure you’re following the standards.