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2 definitions by Emma W

 
1.
Emma's quick-reference guide to journalism ethics.
When your working on deadline and need refresher, no Dan Rather's here....

1. See the story, hear the story, report the story...Emma's quick-reference guide to journalism ethics.
When your working on deadline and need refresher, no Dan Rather's here....

1. See the story, hear the story, report the story...accuratly.
2. R-E-S-P-E-C-T...find out what it means to me...you, interview subjects, co-workers, random MOS, ranting man that calls the newsroom everyday.
3. I am Miss/Mr Independent! (No, not the Kelly Clarkson song) Don't take bribes, don't date sources, avoid conflicts of interest, be fair and professional.
4. Be accountable! Double check facts, don't get defensive when someone else fact checks, show good taste, and disclose any unavoidable conflicts upfront.
2. R-E-S-P-E-C-T...find out what it means to me...you, interview subjects, co-workers, random MOS, ranting man that calls the newsroom everyday.
3. I am Miss/Mr Independent! (No, not the Kelly Clarkson song) Don't take bribes, don't date sources, avoid conflicts of interest, be fair and professional.
4. Be accountable! Double check facts, don't get defensive when someone else fact checks, show good taste, and disclose any unavoidable conflicts upfront.
Cute CSI cop: "Hey after I get done investigating this crime scene, would you like to get a drink with me so we can discuss this case in-depth? I have a lot of good details for your story..."
Smart, savvy reporter: "No thanks. I just consulted my 'Emthics' quick-reference guide, and it says that I shouldn't date sources because it could turn into a conflict of interest."

Crazy, ranting person calling the newsroom: "HELLO! IDIOT, WHY DID YOU SHOW A PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE ON YOUR STATION? I DON'T WANT TO SEE MORONS ON TV...YOU'RE A MORON, I'M NEVER WATCHING AGAIN!"
Calm, level-headed, respectful reporter answering phone: "Well, we don't have any control over network programming. We are only a local affiliate. I'm very sorry that you're upset, but you are yelling at the wrong person..."
Crazy, ranting person: "WELL IT'S NOT LIKE I CAN CALL UP CHARLES GIBSON AND TELL HIM HE'S AN IDIOT...IDIOT!"

by Emma W May 05, 2008
 
2.
Connecticut: Best known for its wealth... mostly in Greenwhich and Westport (where I live). Yeah, we have all the top fasihons, the best (real) bags, the hottest shoes, and yes, we pop our collar. We, however, aren't snobs, even though we grow up surrounded by abnormally expenisve stuff. We are close to New York, and we don't think that New Jersey is terrible... yea, so, we do have more than one house, and ridiculously expensive cars, and our school is, as my fellow westportian stated, HUGE. But, living in this state isn't all great... outside of Yale, New Haven is a dump, and the majority of Connecticut isn't so wealthy/nice. I can't speak for other parts of Connecticut, but I can say this for Westport... we have a GREAT school system, and mostly our IQ is up there, people go to great schools, so what if they do it in high fashion... unfortunatley we also have a really high drug abuse/use rate, which isn't slowing. Our town is nice, but overall, seeing the same brands/cars/hairstlyes/shops is boring. And yea, most of us are happy right here, In Connecticut...
"nice uggs, get them recently?"
"yea, I have them in every color now"
"Are you from Connecticut?"
"Yea...so?"
"You people are so rich"
"no we aren't"....(thinks about it) "ok, maybe just a little"
by Emma W November 16, 2005