20081119/华盛顿邮报的办报方针

美国著名报纸《华盛顿邮报》前东主迈尔(Eugene I. Meyer)为该报制定的办报方针:

1.That the first mission of a newspaper is to tell the truth as nearly as the truth may be ascertained;
一份报纸的首要使命,便是报导尽可能接近已确认事实的真相;

2.That the newspaper shall tell ALL the truth so far as it can learn it, concerning important affairs of America and the world;
报纸要报导所能够了解到的有关美国和国际重要事务的全部真相;

3.That as a disseminator of news, the paper shall observe the decencies that are obligatory upon a private gentleman;
作为新闻传播者,报纸要如绅士般庄重;

4. That what it prints shall be fit reading for the young as well as for the old;
报纸的内容应老少皆宜;

5. That the newspaper’s duty is to its readers and to the public at large, and not to the private interests of its owner;
报纸要对其读者和普罗大众负责,而不是对报社老板的私利负责;

6. That pursuit of truth, the newspaper shall be prepared to make sacrifice of its material fortunes, if such course be necessary for the public good;
若对公众有益,报纸要准备为追求真实报导而牺牲自身利益;

7.That the newspaper shall not be the ally of any special interest, but shall be fair and free and wholesome in its outlook on public affairs and public men;
报纸不能与任何特殊利益集团结盟。在报导公共事务和公众人物时,要做到公平、自由和健康。

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