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.
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1. Journalism’s first obligation is to tell truth › Functional truth Get the right facts Report truth about the facts
ITS FIRST LOYALTY IS TO CITIZENS DEVOTION TO THE CITIZEN larger public interest without fear or favor
› its essence is a discipline of verification› Verify content of other reports from other media› N0 personal biasness› Peels the onion
3. Exercise your personal conscience › Create spirit of questioning › Challenge content & approaches – not personal integrity
2. Serve as independent monitor of power • And give voice to voiceless
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.
it must provide a forum for public criticism and compromiseProvide public forum › Invite feedback › Criticism : Positive negative
it must strive to make the significant interesting and relevant provide our audience the information they need
it must keep the news comprehensive and proportional fullness
Journalism “without a soul” Defamation Many photos, some of them faked Made-up stories, faked interviews, misleading headlines.