The Obligation to Qualify Speculation

@article{Cenite2005TheOT,
  title={The Obligation to Qualify Speculation},
  author={Mark Cenite},
  journal={Journal of Mass Media Ethics},
  year={2005},
  volume={20},
  pages={43 - 61}
}
  • Mark Cenite
  • Published 1 March 2005
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Mass Media Ethics
This article proposes a journalism ethics obligation to identify speculation clearly, attribute it to sources, report any basis for it, and offer appropriate qualification, especially when speculation is based on stereotypes of stigmatized groups. Explicitly recognizing this responsibility addresses a gap in the traditional conception of journalistic responsibilities: When journalists fulfill responsibilities corresponding to their gatekeeper and watchdog roles by reporting sources' views… 
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