Thiebear Posted May 10, 2005 Share Posted May 10, 2005 http://www.poynter.org/content/content_print.asp?id=61244&custom= The Washington Post's Policies on Sources, Quotations, Attribution, and Datelines The Washington Post is committed to disclosing to its readers the sources of the information in its stories to the maximum possible extent. We want to make our reporting as transparent to the readers as possible so they may know how and where we got our information. Transparency is honest and fair, two values we cherish. Whenever questions arise about how to convey the transparency of our reporting to the reader, consult with editors. etc.. lots more... Click Sports Choose Redskins... Click Each story from top to bottom on the Redskins section sports editor Emilio Garcia Ruiz never there? Kornheiser is PTI/980Radio/Column and sometimes sports... Wilbon more of a basketball guy... Nunyo not mentioned and he is the staff writer? Sally Jenkins back UnWise Mike back Boswell the baseball guy is there the most??? Using a quote from the Great interview today... A:I think "Orwellian" is fascinating, so I can't resist dubbing Emilio the Wizard of Oz. Someday we may see behind the curtain. I say that because the Redskins don't really know Emilio, or any of the editors assigned to beat reporters. I've only spoken to Emilio two or three times since he took the job two or three years ago. I've never spoken to the day-to-day editor of the Redskins beat. Emilio has never been to Redskins Park, nor have any of the editors. Yet they direct a paper that writes about the team almost every day. So I think your members should encourage them to come out for a visit. His predecessor, George Soloman, was a regular visitor and we talked almost weekly. I didn't agree with him on many subjects, but he worked very hard and did due diligence. There is no columnist assigned to regularly watch and comment on the team. I think that's a shame on a beat that has as many fans as we do. We're subjected to what are basically drive-by attacks in columns with sketchy basis or no basis at all. Q: (Follow) What do you mean exactly? A: I'll give you an example. Before the draft, Sally Jenkins wrote an article about how the Redskins do a lousy job in the late rounds of the draft, adding that our team hasn't produced many starters from the draft. Her example is based on four of 17 players drafted in the past three years. She's wrong. The number is five. That's nearly 30 percent of our draftees who are starters in the last three years. Actually, if you count Lott and Betts, who at times have been starters, the number goes to seven and the percentage rises to nearly half. If the premise of her column is right then the facts should be right. But I think that is what happens when you write on the fly. She hasn't been to the Park in years and I actually believe she lives in New York City. The columnists at the Post are game day attendees. Wilbon was here a year ago when Joe Gibbs returned. UnWise Mike has been here twice that I'm aware of. I can't remember when Kornheiser was last here. Boswell has been out here more than the others. He used to come out here every three or four months. Is that it? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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