Simple tip: Put readers’ interests first

By · Friday, May 30th, 2014

Basic journalism standards should rule no matter what you do in a digital world.

The reader — and how to serve the reader — should be your goal.

The question always should be: “How can the Web make a difference for readers?” Not: “How can I be different by using the Web?”

Avoid that understandable impulse. And remain wary of what you find out there and what is sent to you. Practice good news judgment. Trust your instincts.

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