K atie Tamola
October 7, 2013
The Elements of Journalism Ch. 4 Summary
In this chapter, Kovach presents a crucial point; a reporter must verify
the information he or she is to deliver. Kovach states that it is imperative for
a reporter to check his or her information meticulously. A journalist is to
verify his or her facts in as many ways as possible.
A journalist is to take an objective aim in delivering information
(information that he or she has checked to be truthful) so that consumers of
the news may form their own opinions. Journalists should always check their
facts! Journalists should always ensure that their sources are reliable and if
that the material they produce is believable.
Journalists should never add informati