Israel Election Results: To Hurry but Not to Haste

The principles guiding coverage of breaking news, such as tonight’s Israeli election results, are well-known: objectivity, speed and accuracy. But with the proliferation of 24/7 news coverage and informal and unchecked media sources, are these principles under threat?

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