Journalism 101

JOURNALISM 101….Two interesting posts from Matt Welch today. First, he tells us that several visiting journalists were sent back home from LAX because they didn’t have “journalist visas.” Huh? We’re so afraid of reporters here that we require them to have special visas?

And he’s got a suggestion for the New York Times: have reporters send copies of their stories to everyone quoted in the story. This doesn’t make sense in all cases (for example, national news stories where your sources are all going to see it anyway), but it does seem like a pretty good idea on at least a spot check basis, especially for local news stories.

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