Common Threads Citizen Journalist News Submission Form
News Integrity Reminders:
• So What?
• Are my observations facts?
• Are my observations intuition for further inquiry? Associates? Adversaries? Reference material?
• What observations should be validated by interviewing board members after the meeting?
• How can I balance incisiveness and respect in questions and story lines? "We report. You decide."
• How can I Build a reputation for being knowledgeable, fair, though and honest?
• Who is the editor I will give my observations to?
• Is this time sensitive news that be submitted today?
• Has my report been acknowledged and as received?
• When am I available to assist in a news article if necessary?
• Who is storing audio or video that validates my facts?