THE PURPOSE AND FUNCTION OF GOOD JOURNALISM…

Journalism’s first obligation is to the truth

Its first loyalty is to citizens

Its essence is a discipline of verification

Its practitioners must maintain an independence from those they cover

It must serve as an independent monitor of power

It must provide a forum for public criticism and compromise

It must strive to keep the significant interesting and relevant

It must keep the news comprehensive and proportional

Its practitioners must be allowed to exercise their personal conscience

Citizens, too, have rights and responsibilities when it comes to the news

https://www.americanpressinstitute.org/journalism-essentials/what-is-journalism/elements-journalism/

Charles Tadros, M.D.

September 6, 2021

Saint Louis, Missouri

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