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NEWSPAPER REPORTING. We are induced to reprint some (xeellent remarks on thi- duties, obligations, and services of newspaper reporters, which were published some lime since in the columns of the Cheltenham Examiner. It should be borne in mind (observes our contemporary) that the newspaper reporter is the representdtive of the pub- tic his motive for attending public meetings, coroner's courts, po!ice offices, &c., &c., &c., is not for his own gratification, or to satisfy his own curiosity, but simply in the performance of a sometimes irksome duty, in providing the public with a full transcript of passing events. The newspaper of the present day is not only a mirror of passin" occurrences, but an exponent of public feeling and safeguard of public liberty. It has superseded the former weapons of violence and agitation, by which every mainte- nance of popular right was ushered in. aud men are become to r.dy upon its vigilance and power to point out and guard them from any encroachmcnt on their rights and liberties. The newspaper i", in fact, the paid servant of the pubiic-an active, vigilant, unsleeping guardiau of the public interest. The duty of a newspaper conductor is to provide the public with a weekly representation of the world as it is—to detail passing occurrences—to advocate public principles—to ex- plain topics of difficulty—and to enable his reader to see at a glance the varied occurrences of the day. To a person with such duties, the newspaper reporter be- comes an indispensable assistant, and a most useful ally to the public. When Parliament is sitt'.ng, its acts, which are to govern the whole realm, become important to every citizen; but as it is impossible that one ten tho sandth part of the people can attend the senate house, the reporter is there as their representative—he sits.watchful at his post—takes an accurate note of everything important which transpires, and circulates the information through every corner of the land; thus, in effect, is the newspaper reader able to attend, through his newspaper, every debate on every measure of Parliament- ary importance. It IS the, lame with our courts of justice: the only guarantee for the integrity of the administration of justice isj that the proceedings are open to the public, If, by the public, were rne.nt only that small portion which has leisure and inclination to squeeze itself in propria persona into our courts, that guarantee would be slight indeed but although the court-house may be all-but deserted, there sits the public, through its representative the newspaper reporter, note-book and pencil in hand, keeping watch aud ward over the acis of the blind goddess. Every judge who delivers judgment, every barrister who pleads the cause of his client, every witness who gives evidence, every juryman in the box, feels that this silent eye of the public is upon him-that his words and actions are not matters for the present moment alone, but accurately noted down, and cOlIlmitted to indelible black and white in the columns of the newspaper, they stand against him, among his fellow men, lasting witnesses for good orii). The effect of such a eheck upon character and action mUSl be immense. As it is in the House of Parliament and courts of justice, so it is in less important matters. The duties which the reporter is called upon to perform require peculiar qualities in him to ensure their right performance. He is to divest himself of his own feelings, and to act siuiply as the exponent of the opinions of others; whatever may be his own views of what is passing around him, be narrates only the actual occurrences, leaving the public to read and judge for themselves. These habits produce a degree of self-control which other persons wonld find difficalt to pOSSI ss-in scenes of the greatest ex- citement he sits unmoved and isolated, performing his simple duty; and f.ven when opinions are given in direct opposition to his own, he feels himself hound the more scrupulously to report them fairly and impartially.



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