Elements of journalism (5)


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Elements of journalism (5)

  1. 1.  Practice of investigation and reporting of events, issues and trends to a broad audience. The first newspapers were distributed in 17th century England, twice weekly.
  2. 2.  Organization and institution - Government and business. Cultural aspects of life. - Arts and entertainment.
  3. 3.  Toprovide citizens with the information they need and self governing.
  4. 4. Journalism is …Literature in hurry Journalism is Verification
  5. 5.  Involve social group Verify content of reports from other media Use multiple sources Present many sides Don’t add what was not there Test assumptions. Limit use of unidentified sources
  6. 6.  Journalism becomes democratic
  7. 7.  Social Responsibility Objectivity.
  8. 8. A journalist must follow theelements of journalism Tell truth devotion is to citizens. Discipline of verification. Maintain independence Power. Provide forum. Make news interesting. Keep news comprehensive. Sense of right or wrong.
  9. 9. ““Journalism largelyconsists of saying "Lord Jones is Dead" to people, who neverknew that Lord Jones was alive.”
  10. 10. 1. Journalism’s first obligation is to tell truth › Functional truth  Get the right facts  Report truth about the facts
  11. 11. 2. Serve as independent monitor of power • And give voice to voiceless
  12. 12. 3. Exercise your personal conscience › Create spirit of questioning › Challenge content & approaches – not personal integrity
  13. 13.   ITS FIRST LOYALTY IS TO CITIZENS DEVOTION larger public interest without fear or favor
  14. 14. › its essence is a discipline of verification› Verify content of other reports from other media› N0 personal biasness› Peels the onion
  15. 15.   its practitioners must maintain an independence from those they cover. report the news truthfully to ensure we live in a fair society, even if it sometimes leads to unpleasant debates or social unrest.
  16. 16.  it must provide a forum for public criticism and compromiseProvide public forum › Invite feedback › Criticism :  Positive  negative
  17. 17.   it must strive to make the significant interesting and relevant  provide our audience the information they need
  18. 18.  it must keep the news comprehensive and proportional fullness
  19. 19.  Journalism “without a soul” Defamation Many photos, some of them faked Made-up stories, faked interviews, misleading headlines.
  20. 20. Covering the Noise Vs.Covering the Silences
  21. 21. MoreMeaningfulInteraction