Dan Gillmor's pledge for journalists

Dan Gillmor's pledge for journalists

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Dan has a really interesting pledge here for people who want to participate in his venture bayosphere.

At first I was pretty cynical about it, but then I reflected on what I've learned from craigslist:

  • people are pretty trustworthy, and are basically good, with a small number of exceptions
  • we all take our own individual moral compass for granted
  • we all want to play fair and want others to do

In an area as critical as journalism, I think it might just be a great idea to get people to stand up, and maybe fine tune that moral compass.

This conflicts with my affection for cynicism, but I've done a lot of customer service, have heard from a lot of people, and I think this is what people want.

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