Eight Simple Rules for Doing Accurate Journalism →

The initial, mistaken information will be retweeted more than any subsequent correction
A journalist is only as good as her sources
Verification before dissemination
People will forget who got it first, but they remember who got it wrong
Failure sucks but instructs
If your mother tells you she loves you, check it out
If something seems too good to be true, it probably is
It’s not the crime, it’s the coverup