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.
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