IntroductionTo discuss the guidelines andlaws which we are bound of, tofollow as our print andbroadcast journalists do.
StandardsA set of rules which ensuresquality. Or a level of quality.For example; Someone believethat BBC broadcasts news andanalysis of quality.
What is Journalistic Standards?Boston newsletter had slogan;“Anything for the story.”But now; The things aredramatically changed.”
Journalistic StandardsYou should not; Lie in print or on the air and Never threaten the source. Report rumors. Suppress or omit opinion with which one disagreed and story must be free from favoritism.
Journalistic StandardsYou should not; Misrepresent oneself to get a story. Plagiarize words or ideas. Interfere in personal matter. Use ones position for personal gain and never do anything that caused “conflict of interest”.
What is Online Standards?“On the internet there isnetiquette; Ste of rules andcustoms considered polite tofollow when you arecommunicating throughinternet.”
Online Standards Remember the humans. Adopt the same standards of behavior online that you follow in real life. Know where you are in cyber space. Respect other people’s time. Make yourself good online.
Online Standards Share expert knowledge. Keep flame wars under control. Respect other people’s privacy. Don’t abuse your power. Be forgiving other’s mistakes.
Online versusJournalistic Standards Online has more interaction than traditional media. Online media is small and simple setup but traditional media has huge setup. Online media follows informal process but traditional media has formal process.
Common Grounds Web culture. Permission before taping phone calls. Reporting rumors and threatening sources. Journalistic credibility. Abuses the power.
Conclusion Online media and rational media should work hard and honestly for the betterment of future. While working in these two mediums a journalist should be nice to others. Power should never be misused while working as a journalist.