Joe McQuaid's Publisher's Notebook: Getting it right is what we're all about
My father didn't like the term. "A journalist is a dead newspaper reporter," he said.
But it was a comment made by an editor's spouse that got me thinking.
"Credibility," she said. "That's what you should be emphasizing."
I suppose if we were regularly correcting the substance of many of our stories from one day to the next, we would lose reader trust. But we don't have to do that. By and large, day after day, year after year (it's 150 and counting, remember), our reporters, correspondents, and editors get it right.
Credible information that you can rely on. That is a pretty valuable commodity these days.
READER COMMENTS: 8
- Fetal homicide: A compromise at last? - 4
- Freedom & discovery: A mathematician gets noticed - 0
- Preventing Newtown: Background checks won’t - 29
- Taunting taxpayers: Manchester teachers union won’t budge - 35
- Insurance choices: Shaheen, Shea-Porter, Kuster mislead - 19
- Looking for Abigail: Public can help find her - 3
- Riding lessons: DRED improves horse rules - 5
- Pray for safety: The state did not provide it - 15
- Big league gambling: AG makes right call on casinos - 8
READER COMMENTS: 0
- Manchester's O'Neill, Lebanon's Morrill form UNH's 'Granite Wall' - 0
- Stretch of I-293 North and South closed after propane tank crashes - 1
- $13m contract recommended for next phase of Nashua parkway - 0
- Couple charged in connection with Exeter burglaries - 0
- Proposed article sets rules for use of temporary signs - 0
- Newsreel: State unemployment stable; Gates Foundation CEO named; generic Viagra out soon - 0
- Leclerc takes second place in men's hockey - 0
- Trinity-Central game pushed to tonight - 0
- Derryfield's Hyde, Faulkner star in ski relays - 0
Shaheen, Ayotte split on House budget plan