What Makes a Reuters Journalist?
There are many different types of journalism practised in Reuters, across text, television, picture services and online. No one definition of our craft applies to them all. What must unite us is honesty and integrity. We often face difficult choices in the pursuit of better stories and superior images. In such situations there are several “right” answers, and the rules we use run out. We can, however, guard against damage to our reputation through a shared understanding of the fundamental principles that govern our work.
The 10 Hallmarks of Reuters Journalism
- Follow the Trust Principles in all activities related to Reuters News
- Hold accuracy sacrosanct
- Seek fair comment
- Correct errors transparently
- Strive for balance and freedom from bias
- Disclose potential or actual conflicts of interest to a manager
- Avoid injecting unattributed opinion in a news story
- Do not fabricate or plagiarise
- Do not alter still images or video footage beyond the methods normally used to prepare content for editorial use
- Do not pay for information or accept a bribe or trade on privileged information
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