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August 11, 2008

Legacy Media: Editorial Guidelines for Selecting Stories

From plebian at DPUD:

In the wake of heavy criticism from certain recent stories which are perceived to have gone under-reported, the following style guide is proposed to help journalists decide which stories are worthy of coverage. [...]

The ten questions to determine newsworthiness:

1) Is the report being broadcast by other serious outlets?
(Note: Serious in this case denotes someone who is not affiliated with tabloid journalism, so-called "blogporting" on the Intertubes, or Fox News.)

2) Is the source of sound mind?
(Note: If allegations detail issues regarding a sitting President of the United States who is running for re-election, this can be assumed to be 'Yes,' because crazy people would never pit themselves against the President.)

Click over for all ten.


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