— New York Times public editor Margaret Sullivan, from Lodestars in a Murky Media World - NYTimes.com
|—||New York Times public editor Margaret Sullivan, from Lodestars in a Murky Media World - NYTimes.com|
|—||Jim Gourley from “The Best Defense” at Foreign Policy responding to former Navy SEAL and Lone Survivor author Marcus Luttrell who asked “We spend our whole lives training to defend this country, and then we were sent over there by this country, and you’re telling me because we were over there doing what we were told by our country that it was senseless and my guys died for nothing?”|
“Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live.”
|—||Edward R. Murrow (via journolist)|
Banned Books Week 2012
Have you read any of these frequently banned Judy Blume books?
I’m sure you have been following the dust up over government officials demanding that news organizations permit them to clear their quotes .
Frankly, I’m not sure why there is a controversy. Our policy and common sense dictate that we don’t allow public officials to edit NJ coverage.
A quotation is just as important as any other paragraph in your story. If not, you wouldn’t include it.
So how is ceding control of an interview or quote any different than letting a press secretary edit any other paragraph? The entire story? All your stories? It’s not. Don’t do it.
If a public official wants to use NJ as a platform for his/her point of view, the price of admission is a quote that is on-record, unedited and unadulterated. Proposed exceptions can be discussed case-by-case with your editor.
We can’t hold leaders accountable while allowing them to pull our punches.
|—||National Journal boss, editor in chief Ron Fournier, on quote-approval: It’s about control - The Washington Post|