Sunday, January 16, 2005

The Bee's Public Editor gets it right

Just some words from Sacramento Bee Public Editor Armando Acuña's first column, published last Sunday:
...we have a special relationship with our readers...It is a relationship built on integrity, which we must guard vigorously if we are to secure our future.

We must practice the highest journalistic standards of ethics if we are to keep our readers' trust. We lose that and we lose everything.

[Otis Chandler:]"Respect and credibility for a newspaper is irreplaceable...Sometimes it can never be restored, no matter what steps might be taken after such an event in terms of apology by the publisher and the editor."
Acuña's column does not run weekly.(perhaps someone was slow putting it up yesterday; perhaps we were blind.)

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