Knight talks about being honest and speaking politically correct in your writing. In today’s society it is more important than ever to be as politically correct, if you offend the wrong person your job could be on the line. But being politically correct doesn’t mean your writing should feel constricted in any way, it just treating people and groups the way they want to be treated and calling them what they want. And honesty is very important, we are reporting the news you should be honest.
Filak goes into great detail about critical thinking. Critical thinking means being open minded about the many subjects that Journalist are tasked with. If you approach each issue with an open mind and let your self find out more information without having preset biases then you can critically think about it.