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    I would really like to see one place to find information about a reporter.  I don't keep stacks of papers around so I can decide whether a reporter is being ethical or not.

    As easily as I could look up diarists here to evaluate their credibility.

    I understand that is very different from what you are used to, and you clearly feel that you get critical feedback, but the corrections page in the corporate media has never corrected anything substantial that I have seen.  It would be nice if there was some sense of responsibility that I find completely lacking in political reporting.

    9/11 didn't change the Constitution!

    by Prof Dave on Wed Aug 15, 2007 at 08:11:15 AM PDT

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      Well, think about it. How do you just a diarist? You look at their past work. How do you judge a reporter? You look at their past work.

      As my reporting professor told me, "You're remembered for your worst story, not your best story."

      What do reporters bring to interviews for a job in reporting? Clips from their previous work. Our work is how we are judged. I'm sorry there's not a more convenient way to judge a reporter at a glance, but there it is.

      Currently drinking: Maker's Mark Kentucky straight bourbon

      by droogie6655321 on Wed Aug 15, 2007 at 08:14:07 AM PDT

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