Opinion: Reporters and readers have a shared responsibility to pursue truth

By , Daily Memphian Published: July 05, 2021 4:00 AM CT
Don Wade
Daily Memphian

Don Wade

Don Wade has been a Memphis journalist since 1998 and he has won awards for both his sports and news/feature writing. He is originally from Kansas City and is married with three sons.

Don Wade: ‘It’s on the journalist to never assume the facts. ... And it’s on you, the news consumer, to hold journalists accountable. But yourself, too. Just because you read it, saw it, or heard it — perhaps in a literal click or snap — does not guarantee that you can treat the information as fact.’


Media Trust Journalism Reggie Crenshaw


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