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.