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date: 15 October 2019

accuracy 

Source:
A Dictionary of Journalism
Author(s):

Tony Harcup

Obtaining and transmitting information that is as correct and truthful as can be ascertained given the *constraints under which journalists operate. The discovery, recording, and reporting of accurate information is widely regarded as fundamental to journalism because, without accuracy (or at least the quest for it) ‘information’ becomes misinformation and therefore ceases to be journalism. Accuracy covers everything from the correct spelling of a name and the correct ... ...

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