[…] we believe in verification rather than assertion. We put a higher premium on accuracy than on speed or sensation. […] We also strive to be impartial. We are agnostic as to where a story may lead; we do not go into a story with a preconceived notion. We do not manipulate or hide facts to advance an agenda. We strive to preserve our independence from political and economic interests, including our own advertisers and including our own government. […] Impartiality is, for us, not just a matter of pretending to be neutral; it is a healthful, intellectual discipline.
— Bill Keller, Executive Editor, The New York Times
(Source: The New York Times)