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  • * LETTUCE REMAIN CALM…

    Posted on November 25th, 2018 Becky 5 comments

    LNP: FAITHLESS TO
    THE PUBLIC TRUST!

         — Knowledge of journalism principles and ethics, among them, clarity, organization, succinctness and story-telling techniques, with knowledge of Associated Press style.
    From LNP’s current ad for a “Site Producer” (click here).
         What a disgrace! I didn’t know that “clarity, organization, succinctness and story-telling techniques” were important parts of journalism principles and ethics codes!
         In fact, they don’t appear anywhere in the American Society of News Editors (ASNE) “Principles of Journalism” (click here). I wonder what ethics code LNP hands their new employees? Do they have a code of journalism ethics? If they do, it must be drastically different from every other one in this country!
         Last week I  published “Article I” of the ASNE principles. Today, I am including Articles II and III. LNP breaks these every single day. Every single day! And I would point out this sentence from Article I:
         Newsmen and women who abuse the power of their professional role for selfish motives or unworthy purposes are faithless to that public trust.
         LNP is faithless to the public trust and that is why this site exists!

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    LIP NEWS IS BACK!

         The above headline was on Lancaster Online for several days. There’s a time  for bad puns and there’s a time for serious headlines.  LNP totally missed the mark on this one!
           But romaine calm: LIP News is back to take them to task!

     

    5 responses to “* LETTUCE REMAIN CALM…”

    1. Who eats salad on Thanksgiving?? That’s what I want to know

    2. All those left-over turkey sandwiches?

    3. On a serious note – this is one of the largest recalls I have ever seen. Just plain do not eat any romaine lettuce! With that serious a health issue, LNP should not have used a ridiculously bad pun in their headline! 🙂

    4. Oh. Sorry. Wrong news site. I was looking for coverage the big: crust or no crust chicken pot pie story.

    5. 🙂 🙂