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When Reporting Both Sides Is Not the Truth

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When Reporting Both Sides Is Not the Truth

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When Reporting Both Sides Is Not the Truth

When Reporting Both Sides Is Not the Truth

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A recent article in the Columbia Journalism Review points out shortcomings in the American Society of Newspaper Editors' statement of principles.

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Gilbert Cranberg, former editor of the The Des Moines Register's opinion page, says that while journalists are urged to report both sides of any given issue, they are not necessarily responsible for reporting undisputed facts about the matter being reported.