The CJR asked some of the best and the brightest, as well as some up-and-comers, about the best advice they ever got from mentors and fellow journalists. The list isn’t surprising, but it is an eloquent reminder of what goes into great reporting: verify, go against your bias, ask one more question. One of the best pieces of advice I ever got was from an ethics course at Poynter: Be courageous in your reporting, but ensure that you minimize harm to those you are reporting on. Here’s some good advice for those in the business and great questions for people outside it to ask practitioners. Top journalists reveal the best reporting advice they ever received.