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John in Mich    Posted 07-23-2018 at 16:19:29 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Journalism
  • I was not sure wheather to post this here or in "Politics", maybe both. I received it in an e-mail. It sure is concise and telling.

    Five Core Principles of Journalism

    1. Truth and Accuracy
    Journalists cannot always guarantee ‘truth’, but getting the facts right is the cardinal principle of journalism. We should always strive for accuracy, give all the relevant facts we have and ensure that they have been checked. When we cannot corroborate information we should say so.

    2. Independence
    Journalists must be independent voices; we should not act, formally or informally, on behalf of special interests whether political, corporate or cultural. We should declare to our editors – or the audience – any of our political affiliations, financial arrangements or other personal information that might constitute a conflict of interest.

    3. Fairness and Impartiality
    Most stories have at least two sides. While there is no obligation to present every side in every piece, stories should be balanced and add context. Objectivity is not always possible, and may not always be desirable (in the face for example of brutality or inhumanity), but impartial reporting builds trust and confidence. (What?)

    4. Humanity
    Journalists should do no harm. What we publish or broadcast may be hurtful, but we should be aware of the impact of our words and images on the lives of others.

    5. Accountability
    A sure sign of professionalism and responsible journalism is the ability to hold ourselves accountable. When we commit errors we must correct them and our expressions of regret must be sincere not cynical. We listen to the concerns of our audience. We may not change what readers write or say but we will always provide remedies when we are unfair.


    Bruce(OR)    Posted 07-24-2018 at 17:48:49 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Journalism ~ is dead.
  • Sensationalism is the new word.

    Mower    Posted 07-25-2018 at 16:18:48 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Journalism ~ is dead.
  • Journalism in the United States has always been wrapped sensationalism. At one time was called yellow journalism (or yellow press), and yellow journalism is adduced to getting the United States involved in the Spanish-American war.

    It's nothing new, no matter how much you think it is or what word that Wikipedia elects to call it.

    Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 07-24-2018 at 04:46:23 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Journalism
  • HA! that term means nothing with the mainstream liberal/socialist media. Their agenda is to spew anti-Trump venom every chance they can. Liberals think they run and influence the country via TV and are still shocked and upset over the 2016 election results. The truth is the USA public is smarter than the what the liberals think and voiced their choice at the polls. Shows like the recent events last week on the view are a good example of how they try to manipulate politics. The producers knew exactly what would happen with that POS idiot woop-pee. Have any of these douchewaffles ever held a real job? Who in the right mind even listens to anything that panel, especially woop-pee has to say anyway? I've noticed little lib seed plantings too in some shows. On one recent new, millennial show my wife was watching had a character with a t-shirt that read -"KEEP YOUR LAWS OFF MY OVARIES". No discussion, no mention, just the fact she was wearing it to get the socialist message out. The democrat/socialist party are the biggest hypocrites on the earth. Their peace & love, snowflake platform is spoken out one side of their mouths then to protest, bash, and burn things when they don't agree out the other side, all perpetuated by the liberal media. Journalism? Use to be taught you had to be unbiased, opinionated, and report both sides equally. That isn't taught anymore. Probably started when Walter Cronkite started interjecting his own personal views on the nightly news and began objecting to the Vietnam war. Add the fact our college instructors were socialists too and spreading the filth. FOX NEWS is the only network that reports the truth. They offer comments and opinions from both sides, why I don't know nobody else does. Panel regular Juan Williams, a died-in-the wool socialist-democrat will always Trump bash, object to anything proactive he and his agenda do for America only because he is a brainwashed idiot and he feels he must take the other side because he is a socialist-democrat. There are a few other libs on the show and panel too because the Fox network still practices fair reporting/journalism with both sides represented equally. You won't see that on Network TV nor PMSNBC, ZNN, wolf, Anderson, et al, and those are just the "news" shows. Not to mention the late nite talk show punks and "comedy" shows who think their agenda is to Trump bash 24/7. God help the USA...

    Tim Daley(MI)


    Tim Daley(MI)

    Pete Black    Posted 07-25-2018 at 08:08:33 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Journalism
  • I no longer watch abc/cbs/nbc news. Even the local news on those networks are bias heavily left leaning to the point that I maybe watch only 2% of the local news. Even the weather segments are over dramatized and looks like a bunch of puppets dancing on the end of a string.

    Bruce(OR)    Posted 07-26-2018 at 09:17:22 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Journalism
  • You must be in Portland. Had a reporter on the news last night and it looked like he had an accident in his pants and was trying to shake it out. He even had hand gyrations going on to make it more amusing. Then when he thought the operations desk was going to switch back to another shot, he stopped dancing for a split second. But then, no, the camera was back on him and the gyrations started all over. I figure the only thing missing was quivering vocals.
    Can't seem to remember what he was talking about, the show he put on was more entertaining. Maybe it was about canning apricots.

    pete black    Posted 07-26-2018 at 13:17:24 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Journalism
  • or passing the pit.

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