Section 3: Accuracy

Note Taking


We must take accurate, reliable and, wherever possible, contemporaneous notes of all significant research and other relevant information.  We must keep records of research including written and electronic correspondence, background notes and documents.  They should be kept in a way that allows double-checking, particularly at the scripting stage, and if necessary by another member of the team.

When we broadcast serious allegations made by an anonymous source, full timely notes of interviews, conversations and information that provide the basis for the story must be kept.

(See Section 3 Accuracy: 3.4.1Section 7 Privacy: 7.4.22 and Section 6 Fairness, Contributors and Consent: 6.4.10 - 6.4.12)