I am sending a subsequent letter to continue explaining the importance of the truth in journalism. The following is what I call upon journalists and editors to follow for the model for public news. We need the truth in our daily news and not have the truth subverted in the interest of pop-culture and expediency for framing suspicions, lies, hoaxes and fabricated nonsense as "conspiracy theories," which is a media bandwagon of false headlines for misleading the public. Journalists and editors should be literate enough in science to follow the recommended education expectations for science literacy and be able to reserve the use of theory for science and truth revealing to the public and not follow the fiction writer's model for reporting essential news.
Can you work to strengthen truth in public supported reporting of the news? Can you provide the impetus to influence the editors and journalists to follow the model for theory in science? Here's an excerpt for expected science literacy for the ordinary citizens, and I might add, what we ought to expect from publicly supported news media. Note: journalists ought to be able to frame suspicions and allegations of conspiracy not as theory but as suspicions and unsubstantiated claims of conspiracy as matter of daily activities in their lives as journalists.
"A literate citizen should be able to evaluate the quality of scientific information on the basis of its source and the methods used to generate it. Scientific literacy also implies the capacity to pose and evaluate arguments based on evidence and to apply conclusions from such arguments appropriately." Source -pg. 22 paragraph 3 previous citation & pg. 23 second paragraph: "Scientific literacy implies that a person can identify scientific issues underlying national and local decisions and express positions that are scientifically and technologically informed." (https://www.nap.edu/read/4962/chapter/4)