A paramount principle of journalism is fairness. It’s essential when covering campaigns and elections. We strive to be accurate in describing candidates’ positions and to be thorough in capturing who they are. We don’t take sides in our news coverage. Our job is to gather and present information, to help voters learn what they need to know before they make choices. The Frederick News-Post’s coverage leading up to the July 19 primary took many forms. Our reporters wrote profiles of the four candidates for county executive, the 24 candidates for County Council and the three candidates for sheriff.
Fair treatment is part of ethical journalism
September 23, 2022