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Some media outlets seek “quote approval”

In an article by Poynter Tuesday, Steve Myers reports that some media outlets are seeking quote approval before running stories, particularly those that involve presidential candidates. Fortunately, Myers learned, that the Associated Press is not among those media outlets.

Poynter Story:  AP Doesn’t Let Sources Approve Quotes

John Brummett of Arkansas Online comments. I particularly like this part:  “…serve the reader and voter, not the newsmaker.”

Arkansas Online:  Goodbye, Journalism

How do you feel about this? Do you think getting quote approval is an acceptable practice, or do you think it grants too much editorial freedom to those being interviewed?


Dana E. Neuts is a full-time freelance writer and editor and is the publisher of and An avid SPJ volunteer, she is the regional director for SPJ’s region 10, serves on the membership committee, and is the chair for the freelance committee. She is also a candidate for the office of national SPJ Secretary/Treasurer. Followe her on Twitter (@SPJDana, @SPJFreelance, @VirtuallyYourz).




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