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MC 102: Thoughts on accuracy

May 28, 2013 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: writing.

One of the four tenants of media writing is accuracy (the other three: completeness, precision and efficiency), and we say that accuracy is primary. But media professionals don’t always achieve accuracy. And inaccuracy can arise in places where we least expect it.

Discussion notes: accuracy

May 13, 2013 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: editing.

The first lesson that beginning journalism students should learn is they are obligated to present accurate information to their audience. Many of the procedures of journalism are directed toward achieving accuracy. Editing students need to be reminded of this goal, too. It is the editor’s job to ensure accuracy. This web site contains a set lecture/discussion notes that I use for my editing class when talking with them about accuracy and how to achieve it.