The Eclectic One

…Because labels are a poor substitute for thinking

Quote of the Day

Posted by Bill Nance on September 1, 2008

“You were a human being before you were a reporter and the people you write about are human beings too. Ask yourself before you write a story: ‘Is this news? Is it anyone’s business?’ Everyone has a right to a private life, even politicians. Just because you know something doesn’t mean you should print it.” -Ted Escobar, my first editor. (1992)

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One Response to “Quote of the Day”

  1. […] best thing I’ve ever heard on the subject is here. Ted didn’t think it was necessary to add that we should make sure a story was true before we […]

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