Journalists Shouldn’t Be Fired for Investigating Their Own Publications

In 1896, a Tennessee publisher named Adolph Ochs became the majority stockholder of The New York Times, and in a short few paragraphs under the heading “Business Announcement,” he outlined his plans for the paper. One sentence, burned into the brains of journalists throughout the intervening century, announced his aim for the paper “to give the news impartially, without fear or favor, regardless of party, sect or interests involved.”

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One thought on “Journalists Shouldn’t Be Fired for Investigating Their Own Publications

  • February 6, 2018 at 5:57 pm

    It’s got to be really frustrating for an investigating journalist not to be able to tell the truth when their paychecks depend on corporate lyin’ and stealin’. That’s the main problem with large media corporations with concentrated ownership. Let’s never forget Gary Webb (Dark Alliance).


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