SUDAN WATCH: Reuters Handbook of Journalism - The 10 Absolutes of Reuters Journalism

Friday, July 10, 2009

Reuters Handbook of Journalism - The 10 Absolutes of Reuters Journalism

The 10 Absolutes of Reuters Journalism

Always hold accuracy sacrosanct
Always correct an error openly
Always strive for balance and freedom from bias
Always reveal a conflict of interest to a manager
Always respect privileged information
Always protect their sources from the authorities
Always guard against putting their opinion in a news story
Never fabricate or plagiarise
Never alter a still or moving image beyond the requirements of normal image enhancement
Never pay for a story and never accept a bribe

Source: Reuters Handbook of Journalism

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