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Role of journalism ppt

  1. 1. NAME: MERWYN .FERNANDESROLL NO : O1SYBMMSUBJECT: INTRODUCTION TO JOURNALISM<br />
  2. 2. Role of journalism<br />Lippmann understood that journalism's role at the time was to act as a mediator or translator between the public and policy making elites. <br />In Lippman's world, the journalist's role was to inform the public of what the elites were doing.<br />It was also to act as a watchdog over the elites, as the public had the final say with their votes.<br />
  3. 3. The elements of journalism<br />Journalism's first obligation is to the truth.<br />Its first loyalty is to the citizens.<br />Its essence is discipline of verification.<br />Its practitioners must maintain an independence from those they cover.<br />It must serve as an independent monitor of power.<br />
  4. 4. It must provide a forum for public criticism and compromise.<br />It must strive to make the news significant, interesting, and relevant.<br />It must keep the news comprehensive and proportional.<br />Its practitioners must be allowed to exercise their personal conscience.<br />
  5. 5. The Role of Journalism in a Free and Open Society<br />In a free society, journalists should seek to represent the opinions of the people in writing stories that reflect every aspect of an issue in the most truthfully representative way possible.<br />
  6. 6. Ways The Government Could Help Journalism<br />Public media. A lot of the government money that flows to public media is status quo money. Not good enough.<br />Nonprofit digital startups. Our old rules don’t treat them fairly. Tax rules make it hard to switch to being a nonprofit.<br />The government itself is a huge producer of mass media today.<br />
  7. 7. Functions of journalism<br />Inform<br />Interpret<br />Mold opinion<br />Enable decision making<br />Agent of change<br />Entertain<br />
  8. 8. Functions of journalism<br />Writing<br />Cause the reader to:<br />Points<br />Creative writing<br />Numbers and figures<br />Sentences<br />Paragraphs<br />
  9. 9. Headline should:<br />Primarily attract the reader.<br />Probably give some information.<br />Be bright and interesting: headline is best written when it makes the story focus well understood.<br />
  10. 10. Thank you<br />Have a great day<br />

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