Journalism Matters and Is Essential for Democracy

Journalism Matters and Is Essential for Democracy

The First Amendment is arguably the most important freedom for United States citizens. Few countries grant this right to citizens, but the First Amendment is so much more than free speech. Smart, fair, independent journalism is essential for a democracy to function well. Journalism is that part of communication that keeps society informed of the […]

Journalism: Citizen vs Professional

Journalism: Citizen vs Professional

Journalism is the activity or profession of writing for newspapers, magazines, and news websites or preparing news for live and pre-recorded broadcasts. According to Bill Kovach and Tom Rosenstiel’s book titled, “The Elements of Journalism,” the primary purpose of journalism is to provide information to citizens to help make them free and self-governing. There are […]

Journalism Is the Big Loser After James Comey’s Testimony

Journalism Is the Big Loser After James Comey’s Testimony

Journalism is the big loser after James Comey’s testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on June 8, 2017. How is that so? Almost 20 million people watched at least part of the testimony. That is an unusually high figure. Despite the high viewership, journalistic standards and ethics took a hit during the testimony of the former […]

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