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Campaign Quote Approval

Don't Quote Me

David Westin | Posted 11.22.2012 | Media
David Westin

The New York Times's Jill Abramson issued a new policy forbidding "after-the-fact quote approval," except when it's OK. And, she's right on both counts. You can't legislate good journalism. The ultimate responsibility will remain where it's always been: In the audience.

Washington Post Reporter Allows Sources To Alter Story

Texas Observer | FORREST WILDER | Posted 09.24.2012 | Media

In February, Daniel de Vise, a reporter for the Washington Post, arrived at the University of Texas at Austin campus to work on a story about a contro...

National Journal Bans Controversial Practice

Posted 07.23.2012 | Media

The National Journal said on Saturday that it would no longer accept quotes from sources that demand to tweak and approve statements before publicatio...

News Outlets Reconsider Allowing Quote Approval

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 07.18.2012 | Media

More and more news organizations are reconsidering the practice of letting top political sources edit and approve their own quotes. The New York Ti...

WATCH: Cenk Uygur Rails Against Controversial Journalism Practice

Posted 09.16.2012 | Media

Current's Cenk Uygur expressed his displeasure with the newly revealed -- and very controversial -- practice of so-called "quote approval" between pol...

Jacob Soboroff

LIVE DISCUSSION: Quote Me, Maybe | Jacob Soboroff | Posted 07.17.2012 | Media

Senior advisers to both the Obama and Romney campaigns have taken part in a practice where the quotes they give to reporters are only allowed "on the ...

The Shocking New Deal Between Reporters And Campaigns

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 09.15.2012 | Media

The New York Times reported on Monday about a new trend in political journalism that many found unsettling. The paper's Jeremy Peters wrote that, i...