My understanding was that the Minnesota News Council doesn't get involved in something until it is reported on, but the Minnesota News Council's own Web site is unclear about the purpose of the organization stating only that:
The News Council's membership consists of 24 volunteer members and a hearing chairperson. Twelve of the members are from the public at large, and 12 are from the media. Members do not represent the news outlets or organizations they work for; they participate as independent professionals.My question is, should the Minnesota New Council get involved? Do we want the Minnesota News Council looking in to reporting techniques? Isn't journalism at its root about asking tough questions? What are your thoughts on this unusual situation? Comment below.
Members serve a three-year term, which can be renewed once. Anyone can apply for membership. Members are chosen through an application and interview process by sitting members on a membership committee.
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