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Transcript of JOURNALISM
"...is the activity of gathering,
assessing, creating, and presenting
news and information..."
: A journalist should always remain impartial to the subject
Connecting the Dots
Interactive & Immediate
Mobile First (Design)
Pay Attention to Public
Anticipate Readers Needs
Single Subject Sites
Quality over Quantity
Nonprofit Centers for Investigative Journalism
Mix of Amateurs and Professionals
Mixed Media Ethics
Global vs. Local
Post Publication Corrections
Blending Old and New
Sarah Rosin, Sharon Wight & Steve Morton
Comm 307 - Interviewing
Types of Journalism
Types of Questions
It's not about YOU
Avoid confrontational approach
WHY IT'S UNIQUE
Aims to provide verified information
Empowers people to make more educated decisions
Checks the facts
Provides the truth about facts
"Monk-like embrace of personal rectitude?"
Remain objective, even in portrayal of personal life
Refrain from personal opinion
Hold the objective fact in highest regard
Value the vulnerability and trust of the EE and the audience
UNBREAKABLE BOND TO DEMOCRACY
Free press is a cornerstone of democracy
Journalism serves as a monitor of power
Provides a safe space for debate
"...News is that part of communication that keeps us informed of the changing events, issues, and characters in the world outside. Though it may be interesting or even entertaining, the foremost value of news is as a utility to empower the informed.
The purpose of journalism is thus to provide citizens with the information they need to make the best possible decisions about their lives, their communities, their societies, and their governments." --
American Press Institute
: A journalist should remain honest and consistently fact-check to provide valid information
: A journalist should always complete preliminary research and "Know The Audience"
Work ethic (day/night)
Writing (fast & well)
Provides a fair, objective informative source
Ability to interview "big names"
Fighting against social ills
Working with co-journalists
Must learn how to manage "inherent bias"
Leads to under-representation of the "little guy"
Loss of perspective
: Information should be presented clearly and concisely.
Lack of rapport
: Journalists must establish trust between interviewees and listeners.
SOURCES & ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
American Press Institute:
Center for Journalism Ethics:
Nieman Lab. (Walter Lippman):
Nieman Journalism Lab: