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January 23, 2019

NARCISSI CRAIG: Red Caps and Yellow Journalism.

What does journalism school teach these people?

According to their own standards of practice, “Reporters are expected to be as accurate as possible given the time allotted to story preparation and the space available and to seek reliable sources.”

Twitter is a reliable source? Seriously? What about Instagram or Facebook? Hey, how about the bathroom wall of the local gas station? The only difference between platforms is the method of delivery, and rate of infection spread.

Next they’d like to have the story to include, “Independent fact-checking by another employee of the publisher is desirable.”

For the record, your fellow journalist re-Tweeting the same information is not a method of independent fact checking.

Seriously, guys, these are YOUR guidelines.

Read the whole thing.