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Preparing a Story

Once you begin working on a story, you need to gather and assess information in a way that meets ...

Finding a Story

The most important reason to cover any story is that it is relevant and newsworthy to the communi...

Engaged Journalism – A Personal Affirmation

In the spirit of Walter Williams, and with profound humility, I offer a statement of personal aff...

Engaged Journalism’s Identity – Bridge builders:

The authors of Good Work describe identity as “a holistic sense of a person’s background, traits,...

Engaged Journalism’s Mission – Open and Inclusive

Public service historically has been professional journalism’s guiding imperative. According to t...

Copyright

"The Ethics of Engaged Journalism" by Michael R. Francher, and published by the Fourth Estate is ...

About the Author

Michael R. Fancher retired from The Seattle Times in 2008, after 20 years as executive editor, ...

An Engaged Journalist’s Creed

I believe that journalism belongs to all the people and that journalists are stewards acting on t...

Introduction

“Long live true journalism!” That’s how my daughter, Beth, ended a note congratulating me on ret...

Good Work — A Frame for Thinking About Engaged Journalism

Much of my thinking about the future of journalism emanates from the book "Good Work: When Excell...

Engaged Journalism’s Standards – Tradition and Transformation

The culture of professional journalism is strong. Many professional journalists regard the notion...

Principles for the 21st Century

Kelly McBride and Tom Rosenstiel identified this need in their 2014 book, "The New Ethics of Jour...

Introduction

The following represent the principles, standards and practices that the Fourth Estate aspires to...

Truth

Principle
 We do our best to report the truth in as much complexity, diversity and clarity...

Transparency

Principle
 We regard transparency about how we work as the best evidence of the reliability of o...

Community

Principle
 We seek to equip individuals and communities with the news and information they need ...

About

The Fourth Estate's Core Journalism Principles were principally authored by Bill Mitchell in coll...

Copyright

The  Fourth Estate's Core Journalism Principles are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution...

About the Code

The Journalism Code of Practice is principally authored by Alan Sunderland — as Journalism Advoca...

Copyright

The Journalism Code of Practice by the  Fourth Estate is licensed under a Creative Commons Attrib...