Writing in Public

1. Be impeccable with your word. #

I suspect we all struggle to live up to those in all that we do.  And I try to always expect that folks are living by some version of them.  But I fail to not take things as personally as I’d like all the time, and I know others struggle with that.  I also know that I do make assumptions about the folks that I work with – I try to always, in the words of Adaptive Schools language, presume positive intentions in others, even when I’m not sure.  Especially when I am not sure. #

Ethical journalists treat sources, subjects and colleagues as human beings deserving of respect. #

And they recognize that, while you might cause some harm, there’s often a greater good at work.  Tread carefully, but don’t not tread. #

  1. I’m in the middle of doubting myself right now.  I’m writing right now to try to free myself a bit from that. []
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