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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.

Michael Calderone

New York Times Announces New Quote Approval Policy | Michael Calderone | Posted 11.20.2012 | Media

The New York Times announced Thursday that the paper would end the increasingly common journalistic practice of "quote approval," which allowed news s...

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...

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...