10 News Com­mand­ments ac­cord­ing to de Bot­ton

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1 News or­gan­i­sa­tions should un­der­stand their power: To dic­tate what our idea of other people will be like, the power to The in­vent news a na­tion should in make our imag­i­na­tion us an­gry, but for

2 the for the right right rea­sons, length to of the time right de­gree and

3 It their is not rel­e­vance enough as to well col­lect facts, tease out

4 The branch news of should the po­lice not or work tax merely of­fice; it as should a func­tion as a govern­ment in ex­ile

5 Find time to ask ec­cen­tric but fun­da­men­tal ques­tions such as why our cities are so ugly

6 Reporting method­olo­gies have to over­come mod­ern day glob­alised provin­cial­ism

7 News should use pho­tog­ra­phy not just as cor­rob­o­ra­tion but also as rev­e­la­tion

8 News should treat celebri­ty­dom with more re­spect

9 Cul­tural jour­nal­ists should act as chemists, given that art is the equiv­a­lent of mod­ern ther­apy

10 Oc­ca­sion­ally, off to in­tro­spect news should be switched

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