When It’s O.K. to Pay for a Story

“Modern news media organizations must develop new codes of ethics that embrace the best of the Internet’s potential for citizen journalism and information sharing. They should not rule out paying sources, but it should happen rarely and be transparent when it does. The guiding idea is not just what’s in the public interest, but what serves democracy.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/09/opinion/when-its-ok-to-pay-for-a-story.html?action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=opinion-c-col-right-region®ion=opinion-c-col-right-region&WT.nav=opinion-c-col-right-region

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