By David Poland firstname.lastname@example.org
10 Things No One Should Have To Do To Commit Acts of Quality Journalism
Yell more than twice a week
Take pretty pictures of subjects.
Sell my subject’s perspective as fact
Work for an institution that spends more time and effort selling ads than doing stories
Treat gossip as hard news
Be unable to pay the rent and car payment and insurance and food.
Put A Question Mark At The End Of A Headline
Feel compelled to put “EXCLUSIVE” on anything, much less everything, much less on things that are not really exclusive or even news.
As a film journalist, to write up anything that simply detracts from the filmic arts with no significant purpose, positive or negative.