Brown-bag lunches include more than just any peant butter and jelly sandwich:)
Anonymous and anonymous quotes are like a mystery to what your mom puts in your lunch bag. Even as to how you P+J sandwich is cut whether it is in to 4 squares, two triangles, with crust or with out crust. The mystery involves just as much thinking as a reader looking for the source, of fairness in the article with the anonymous source.
The text also states to not use the word 'source' unless it is absolutely necessary. Although unidentified sources and the use of sources are being judged it is having a corrosive effect on the credibility of newspapers. Though agree that it is hard to say that anonymous sources will ever completely disappear completely from American newspaper.
They have ignorant or incompetent reporters:
Organizations are covered by reporters who simply do not know enough about the subjects they are trying to report on which I agree with. I believe the text provided good insight to the hiring process with suggested skills. This chapter gave me emphasis to me of what to consider. How many people have actually thought about the factors referenced on page 24-26? Do you think it should be pressured more in universities in regards to double majors, how it will effect students after college with there declared major? How would you go about explaining your knowledge to an employer for you being a prospective job seeker in the journalism field?
Also these questions all came to mind with the field of study that I am considering, but I also noticed a range of guidelines that news stations, reporters used as a way of accuracy. I thought more on a personal note and how making personal guidelines could result in the benefit of us students, and preparing for the future. Making our own guidelines before we write and gather quotes, and ask questions could build a personal bond with our self and writing ability all together. Furthermore, help build accuracy as we write and narrow on documented information.
I think that we all need to consider fairness in materials, and information that we gather as professionals, and the audience that we target, and how it affects them in the public eye.