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Posted by Belinda Alzner on July 17, 2012


Nicely done. This looks like a very cool resource. I'm very much looking forward to applying these criteria to a range of reporting to see how the test works, what it excludes and what it affirms.

I especially like that you present these three dimensions as being necessary conditions. Other approaches focus on what is sufficiently journalistic, and the work you have done here is much more difficult in my opinion. Also glad to see that the very first criterion relates to the issues of direct and indirect benefits, conflict of interest, and effectively the challenges of selling advertising in journalistic enterprises. I'll also be interested to see how this test applies to different domains of journalism, like politics or science reporting.

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