Citizen Journalist Pledge at Bayosphere
By submitting this form, I agree to be accurate, complete, fair and transparent in my postings on Bayosphere. I will operate with integrity.
I work in the community interest.
I report and produce news explaining the facts as fairly, thoroughly, accurately and openly as I can.
Fair: I'm always listening to and taking account of other viewpoints;
Thorough: I learn as much as I can in the time I have, and point to original sources when possible;
Accurate: I get it right, checking my facts, correcting errors promptly and incorporating new information I learn from the community;
Open: I explain my biases and conflicts, where appropriate. I may also provide reviews (such as a critique of a movie or book) and commentary with a point of view based on facts, but I will have no significant financial or otherwise direct connection (membership, affiliation, close relationship, etc.) with an interested party.
If I do have such connections, I'll disclose them prominently, and my work may be labeled and/or categorized appropriately.
I agree, as an active member of this community, to help uphold the integrity of this pledge by challenging and reporting inappropriate postings or abuse.
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If you do not agree to this, please don't register as a citizen journalist.
Added June 22,2005:
Now Metroblogging has a Wiki to the CitizenJournalistPledge
(we will watch and see ...)