Ten principles of open journalism

Alan Rusbridger, editor of The Guardian, has tweeted an interesting list: ten principles of “open journalism.” I’ve embedded them here for future reference.

Update 2013.03.01: I thought it would be sensible to copy text of the tweets here in case the originals get removed (or more likely, in case the WordPress Twitter embeds stop working).

Alan Rusbridger’s 10 rules ideas for open journalism

  1. It encourages participation. It invites and/or allows a response.
  2. It is not an inert, “us” to “them” form of publishing.
  3. It encourages others to initiate debate. We can follow, as well as lead.We involve others pre-publication.
  4. It helps form communities of joint interest around subjects, issues or individuals.
  5. It’s open to the web. It links to, and collaborates with, other material (including services) on the web.
  6. It aggregates and/or curates the work of others.
  7. It recognizes that journalists are not the only voices of authority, expertise and interest.
  8. It aspires to achieve, and reflect, diversity as well as promoting shared values.
  9. It recognizes that publishing can be the beginning of the journalistic process rather than the end.
  10. It is transparent and open to challenge – including correction, clarification and addition.

See also: Dan Gillmor’s 22 new rules of news

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