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Thursday, June 16, 2005

Now You Tell Me!

PBS is updating its editorial standards and hiring an ombudsman to counter perceptions of liberal bias. Here's the interesting quote: In addition to mandating neutrality, the new guidelines instruct journalists to enter into inquiries with open minds and to provide viewers with a sense of transparency about their news-gathering methods and sources. The new standards also require opinion pieces to be clearly identified. You mean journalists at PBS were not previously required or expected to enter into inquiries with "open minds"?

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