Make a difference as a journalist

Be true to yourself and those who view your stories.  Look beyond the immediate newsworthy event to undercover underlying themes and trends. Realize that your primary duty is to hold public officials and processes accountable to the law and the community.  Investigative journalism must remain a viable part of a healthy civic culture. Demand local governments make public information truly public.  Make sure officials are fully complying with the law. Demand local governments be fully accessible to the public.  Public meetings must be publicly noticed so everyone has adequate and timely information in order to participate.  Public meetings must be conducted in a manner that allows for fair and open consideration of public issues.


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