Monthly Archives: March 2012

Journalism and Faith: Group 10

It is difficult to mix journalism and religion. They are dependent on completely opposite ideals, but some journalists are able to overcome this and deliver unbiased journalism. “Religion depends on faith, and journalism demands proof.” This quote by Jim Robertson … Continue reading

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Journalism as a Public Forum: Group 9

The sixth principle of the press, “as essential obligation of the cart, second only to telling the truth.”  Journalism is a public forum. We as journalists must provide a place for public criticism and compromise. When creating that forum we … Continue reading

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Ethics in Journalism: Group 8

Journalists must have ethics. A newspaper or news station full of journalist with no ethics would be a disaster. This link shows a controversial shot that FOX aired on their station following the death of a popular supermodel.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fa1675yarKk&feature=related Is … Continue reading

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Watchdog Journalism: Group 7

Watchdog journalism is making the affairs of the powerful intuitions more transparent to the public.  I think this is a perfect definition of watchdog journalism. Watchdog journalism is basically investigative reporting. There are three different types of investigative reporting that … Continue reading

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Journalist as Ideologue: Group 6

I think that journalists need to show passion when they are reporting. If there was no passion in journalism, then how many people would continue to watch the news? I think the results would be dramatic. http://www.nieman.harvard.edu/reports/article/100675/Passion-Replaces-the-Dullness-of-an-Overused-Journalistic-Formula.aspx In this article … Continue reading

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Independence from Faction: Group 5

As journalists, we must stay independent from any other faction. We must stay independent in mind, externalities, and in practice. I do not think that this means that we need to watch from afar and watch the news happen just … Continue reading

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Luis Horacio Najera: Extra Credit

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0eU5EI8okMA This link is just a background on the speaker that I found to be interesting. I loved listening to him speak about his home country and about the journalism he did in Mexico. He didn’t talk about journalism as … Continue reading

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