The Objective Review: Our mission

Today:

I want to humanize the news and get back to common sense observations to inform the general public at large. This mission doesn’t come easily to me in the world of media today. In order to be sure the public is informed without a blood thirst for sensationalism and ratings, against the expectations of mainstream media, I had to forge my own mission. I mention all of this to say that while we all take different paths, for most of us, journalism is a calling, not simply an adventure. So be it not an outlandish idea that personal missions drive what we do as journalists.

These missions embody what we value most. Maybe we want to help others, or uncover corruption and the abuse of power. Maybe we want to understand and explain how things work, or create positive change in our communities.

The challenge we face, though, is that the longer we stay in the business, the more we’re apt to forget why we got into it. That’s why writing a personal mission statement can be helpful, because it can remind us about our passions.

As journalists we treat the public fairly and openly. Whatever the issue, we tell our audiences the complete, unvarnished truth as best we can learn it. We correct our errors explicitly as soon as we become aware of them.

Any member of The Objective Review who deals with the public is expected to honor that principle, knowing that ultimately the public is our employer. Civility applies whether an exchange takes place in person, by telephone, by letter or by e-mail.

We gather information for the benefit of the people. Journalists at The Objective Review, or on assignment for one of its newsrooms, may not use their position to make inquiries for any other purpose.

We treat news sources fairly and professionally. We do not inquire pointlessly into someone’s personal life. We do not threaten to damage uncooperative sources, nor do we promise favorable coverage in return for cooperation. We do not pay for interviews or unpublished documents: to do so would create an incentive for sources to falsify material and would cast into doubt the genuineness of much that we publish.

Staff members and others on assignment for us should disclose their identity to people they cover, though they need not always announce their occupation when seeking information normally available to the public. Those working for us as journalists may not pose as anyone they are not – for example, police officers or lawyers.

Critics and other writers who review performances or goods and services offered to the public may conceal their press identity, but they may not normally assert a false identity or affiliation.

Staff members and others on assignment for us must obey the law in the gathering of news. They may not break into buildings, homes, apartments or offices.

Web pages and Web logs present imaginative opportunities for personal expression and exciting new journalism. When created by our staff or published on our Web sites, they also require cautions, magnified by the Web’s unlimited reach.

What is our mission?

To Expose…
To Enlighten…
To Commemorate…

“so it is to the printing press–to the recorder of man’s deeds, the keeper of his conscience, the courier of his news–that we look for strength and assistance, confident that with your help man will be what he was born to be: free and independent.” ~John F. Kennedy

“The greater the importance of safeguarding the community from incitements to the overthrow of our institutions by force and violence, the more imperative is the need to preserve inviolate the constitutional rights of free speech, free press and free assembly in order to maintain the opportunity for free political discussion, to the end that government may be responsive to the will of the people.”

New York Times Co. v. US 403 U.S. 713 No. 1873

Contributing to the people with passion and diligence through vigorous and tedious research to get the facts out for an objective review.

The Florida Constitution in article 1 located at section 4 states: Freedom of speech and press.—Every person may speak, write and publish sentiments on all subjects but shall be responsible for the abuse of that right. No law shall be passed to restrain or abridge the liberty of speech or of the press. In all criminal prosecutions and civil actions for defamation the truth may be given in evidence. ’If the matter charged as defamatory is true and was published with good motives, the party shall be acquitted or exonerated.’

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

… this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom — and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

~THE OBJECTIVE REVIEW~

Contact us:
http://www.theobjectivereview.com
info@theobjectivereview.com

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About The Objective Review - Journalist Joseph Kirk
"so it is to the printing press--to the recorder of man's deeds, the keeper of his conscience, the courier of his news--that we look for strength and assistance, confident that with your help man will be what he was born to be: free and independent." ~John F. Kennedy Contributing to the people with passion and diligence through vigorous and tedious research to get the facts out for review. Political Correspondent for: General News Agency United Press Association News Examiner Demonstrating much prowess for informing the inquiring mind throughout the Republic of the United States of America. an accredited member of the General News Agency, United States Press Agency, United Press Association, US Press Association, The Examiner and The Objective Review. You can be confident that you have been objectively and fully informed. Correspondent Joseph Kirk: theobjectivereview@gmail.com

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