- Seek truth and report it
- Minimize harm
- Act independently
- Be accountable (includes admitting mistakes and correcting them promptly and invite dialogue with the public over journalistic conduct)
(Yes I was paying close attention in class!).
Lynn Sweet knew the territory better than anyone else I'd read out of Chicago. Often I would read background information about him in her columns that I hadn't seen anywhere else. She was fair, and gave the reader as balanced a look as possible no matter the player or the issue. And working in the land of Capone, I'm sure that was no mean feat. I liked the fact she'd been around for awhile - "seasoned" as it were.
But since the President-select was selected, I've seen a change and again, I have to say I'm disappointed. I will not stop reading her because of what happened today. It will just be with a more critical eye that I do so.