Research and Accuracy Issues Paper
Write a 1,050- to 1,250-word paper discussing the importance of accuracy and honesty in journalism that includes and answers the following:
• Identify best practices for journalists to handle errors online, in print, or in broadcast. Explain your responses.
• Respond to the following:
o Do you think the ability to continually update and correct online news stories is changing how journalists approach writing?
o Do consistently-corrected news stories found on online news sites signal a need for more journalistic care, or are error corrections a reflection of the speed and ease of access to information of our times?
• How has the emergence of technology and resources to the journalist affected accuracy and approaches to research and storytelling? Use specific examples to illustrate your point.
• How have the speed of news story dissemination and the use of social media to share news affected journalists?
• How does the use of social media tools as mechanisms for research and accuracy contrast to how news reporting occurred in the 1980s and before? Provide examples.
Cite at least three references.
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.
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