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Founding Partner Gotham Government Relations
Work Gotham Government Relations LLC 1399 Franklin Ave., Suite 200 Garden City New York 11530 United States Work Phone: 516-880-8170 Website: Gotham Government Relations
Categories: Fashionista, Politics: Long Island, Politics: New York City, Politics: New York State, Politics: Washington, D.C.
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Professional Photographer Bob Giglione Photography
Work Bob Giglione Photography Greenlawn New York 11740 United States Work Phone: 516-848-9600 Website: Bob Giglione Photography Website: Business Shooter
Categories: Photography
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Deputy Regional Director New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
Work New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation 625 Belmont Avenue West Babylon New York 11704 United States Work Phone: 631-321-3503 Cell Phone: 347-297-0335 Website: New York State Parks
Categories: Beach Safety, Lifeguard Management, Parks Operations, Recreation, Water Safety Operations
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President and Chief Executive Officer Bethpage Federal Credit Union
Work Bethpage Federal Credit Union 899 S. Oyster Bay Rd. Bethpage New York 11714 United States Work Phone: 516-349-6764 Website: Bethpage Federal Credit Union
Categories: Business, Financial Services, Leadership
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Fair Media Council Oath for Student Journalists

I, (insert name), do solemnly swear to apply my full potential while serving as a student journalist at  (insert school name).
I pledge to use all my knowledge in my assignments and to actively seek advice and insight from my teachers, for they have the expertise and the experience I need to ensure my success.
I understand the freedoms of speech and of the press I enjoy are a great privilege, and with such privilege comes great responsibility. I must be accurate and fair in my reporting. I must choose my words carefully because words have the power to hurt and to heal. I promise to seek truth in my reporting and to verify my facts. I am not here to judge, but to tell other peoples’ stories to the best of my ability.
By taking this oath, I promise to uphold the highest standards of journalism, so that those who come after me may enjoy these same freedoms. I look forward to seeing my name as a byline, which announces my work to the world and lets readers know I stand by my stories as true, just and worthy of their time.
I take this oath willingly because I am proud to be a student journalist at (insert school name).

The Journalist’s Creed
I believe in the profession of journalism.
I believe that the public journal is a public trust; that all connected with it are, to the full measure of their responsibility, trustees for the public; that acceptance of a lesser service than the public service is betrayal of this trust.
I believe that clear thinking and clear statement, accuracy and fairness are fundamental to good journalism.
I believe that a journalist should write only what he holds in his heart to be true.
I believe that suppression of the news, for any consideration other than the welfare of society, is indefensible.
I believe that no one should write as a journalist what he would not say as a gentleman; that bribery by one’s own pocketbook is as much to be avoided as bribery by the pocketbook of another; that individual responsibility may not be escaped by pleading another’s instructions or another’s dividends.
I believe that advertising, news and editorial columns should alike serve the best interests of readers; that a single standard of helpful truth and cleanness should prevail for all; that the supreme test of good journalism is the measure of its public service.
I believe that the journalism which succeeds best — and best deserves success — fears God and honors Man; is stoutly independent, unmoved by pride of opinion or greed of power, constructive, tolerant but never careless, self-controlled, patient, always respectful of its readers but always unafraid, is quickly indignant at injustice; is unswayed by the appeal of privilege or the clamor of the mob; seeks to give every man a chance and, as far as law and honest wage and recognition of human brotherhood can make it so, an equal chance; is profoundly patriotic while sincerely promoting international good will and cementing world-comradeship; is a journalism of humanity, of and for today’s world.

– Walter Williams, 1914