Getting ready to use Journalist’s Resource

As you know, one of our main emphases these semester is that aiming for truth rather than mere accuracy is a hallmark of ethical journalism. Both “The Elements of Journalism” and the codes of ethics we have read give truth a prominent position, and Thomas Patterson’s “Informing the News” is dedicated to the proposition that truth must take precedence over old-school “he said/she said” journalism.

On Wednesday we’ll have our first guest speaker — John Wihbey, the managing editor of Journalist’s Resource, a colleague of Patterson’s and an incoming Northeastern faculty member. Journalist’s Resource is a database of reliable research on a wide variety of issues. In preparation for class, he has asked that we read the following short articles:

There will be a hands-on component, so we will begin class in 171 Holmes.


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