October 28, 2013
Kovach Ch. 7
This chapter in Kovach opens through the presentation of a common problem
throughout journalism. The chapter immediately presents a situation where a
commentator, Chris Matthews, interviewed a citizen on a popular television network and
put forth inaccurate information. Matthews allowed rumors and shock value to cloud the
journalism of the network. Matthews actions challenged the 7 principle of journalism;
Journalism must provide a forum for public criticism and compromise.