This article by Blake Hounshell is published by The New York Times. Here is an excerpt:
Journalists run into difficult questions like these every day:
- How to calibrate a headline on a big story like the assault of Jan. 6, 2021.
- How to correct misinformation when repeating it could amplify lies.
- How seriously to take fringe groups that might seem inconsequential now, but could prove dangerous in the future.
- Whether and how to quote politicians who make outlandish comments for the very purpose of generating a backlash.
- How to cover campaigns that exclude reporters from their events or refuse to respond to basic questions.
There’s no handbook for any of this, but a group of activists and academics is trying to help.