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Re: article on Guix

From: Leo Famulari
Subject: Re: article on Guix
Date: Sat, 25 Jun 2016 11:12:36 -0400
User-agent: Mutt/1.6.0 (2016-04-01)

On Sat, Jun 25, 2016 at 09:53:33AM +0200, Andreas Enge wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 25, 2016 at 09:37:57AM +0200, Pjotr Prins wrote:
> > On Fri, Jun 24, 2016 at 05:50:32PM -0700, Bruce Byfield wrote:
> > > I appreciate the offer, but editors  frown on articles being shown 
> > > around beforehand. The belief is that doing so compromises the integrity 
> > > of the article.
> > I must be living in a different world.
> I think you do :-)
> From what I have heard, this is a difference between North American and
> European (or at least German) journalism: In Germany, interview transcripts
> are sent to the interviewed person for cross-checking, so that they can 
> correct
> misunderstandings. This is a good thing actually; journalists writing about
> science usually get it wrong, and then one can work together to find correct,
> but understandable formulations. On the other hand, even in political
> journalism this has gone so far that interviews need to be "authorised" before
> publication, which could censor the information, for which North American
> culture is very sensitive.

I concur. In the United States, readers are very suspicious of
journalism that has been reviewed by the subject prior to publication.
But, it would be equally bad if errors were discovered after publication
and left uncorrected.

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