Seven standards of quality journalism

The standards and practices of quality journalism are complex, numerous and dynamic, and implemented differently depending on the journalist, news organization, circumstances or type of published work. See a trend here? Practicing journalism is complicated and nuanced. Still, the purpose behind the standards is the same: to produce the most accurate, fair and useful information possible.

Truthfulness, transparency, eliminating bias and assuring coverage is fair and complete are some of the goals of these standards. Recognizing and understanding the standards of quality journalism helps you evaluate the credibility of the information you encounter daily and, in some cases, respond to it critically. The seven primary standards of quality journalism and their descriptions are included in the poster linked below.

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