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October 29, 2007
Joshua Breitbart is policy director for People's Production House.

Objective standards for journalism (draft)

This was part of news reporting with opinion? Plan Mexico edition but didn't fit. It should be its own Idealab post.

As suggested in Toronto at the "can a journalist have a blog" discussion, we need (dare I say it) objective standards for journalism that have nothing to do with who the reporter is, what they think about progress, or where they ate dinner last night.

How Related Content can help reporting with opinion fulfill the role of news-- and help opinion supplement news

This was taken out of this poste on reporting with opinion even though it fit very well with the topic-- it just broke the flow.

Establishment vs Authentic Journalism on the Mexican Flood (draft)

Mexicans Appalled by Scenes From Flooded State

Published: November 4, 2007
MEXICO CITY, Nov. 3 — Mexicans were gripped Saturday by images of dramatic rescues from flooding in the southeastern state of Tabasco, where much of the state capital, Villahermosa, was underwater and the governor said that thousands of people waited on their rooftops for help to arrive.

All reporting should be investigative reporting

As far as Google and Yahoo are concerned, this is the first occurence of the phrase "all reporting should be investigative reporting" on a web page.

Yet in my experience more than a few crusty editors, idealistic young reporters, and journalism professors will evince a belief that all reporting should be investigative. From the crusty editor types, it's likely to be phrased as "all reporting is investigative reporting"— anything else isn't worthy of the label reporting or journalism. All too often, that dismisses the subject, when a little investigating would suggest that precious little reporting is investigative.

Excellent Definition of News from Yahoo

Michael Oreskes, in his keynote address to the Online News Association's conference in Toronto, highlighted a definition of journalism (which for the purposes here overlap with defining news) that he lifted from the previous day's keynote by Hilary Schneider of Yahoo. I think they're excellent:

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