Alan Greenblatt, states in his article “Free Speech at Risk” that, “It should continue to fall upon the press to ensure that the standards it embraces are of the highest order of professionalism and integrity. What is required is not state control of statutory regulation. But the press must be held accountable for egregious abuses of its own privileged position within a democracy.” Most journalists strive to exercise their freedom to publish the news in a responsible and ethical manner. Although journalists are free to publish any information they desire this does not mean they cannot be exempt from liability for what they publish. If a journalist publishes false information about a person they can be sued for libel.
Professional Journalists or Immoral Liars By Harry Fenwick The media is a mass distributor of information that is perceived by the public in such a way that the journalist wants the target audience to understand the article. Often in the media, the journalists can twist the truth and outright lie about a situation. This is done in order to benefit them or the company at which they work. These distortions of the truth are exploited in politics when an event happens in parliament, or the personal lives of the politicians. With the recent events concerning Barnaby Joyce and Vikki Campion, the media has sprung into action and journalists from every news outlet have given their opinion on the morals and values of Joyce.
Materials obtained by means of tapping should not be published The journalists must keep secret the sources of confidential information Unbiased journalism does not mean that the journalists should abstain from expressing their personal opinions. However, the reader should be able to tell the difference between the articles stating facts and materials expressing someone 's opinion or interpretation of events. It is not allowed to hide publicly important information or distort the facts. When stating facts, commenting on them or entering a discussion on a certain issue, journalists should stick to the ethics and principles of a dialogue and express respect for the discussion partner. The journalist should not photograph citizens in private environment without their consent.
However sometimes as journalists we can be so caught up in public interest that we may forget the confidentiality of the victim and family. This is where ethical concerns are conceived. The men can lose the jobs after their names and photos were published.They can also lose any chance of having a respectable job. There is no dought that it is the newspapers role to serve the community. It is still the publics right to be informed especially when criminals exist among them.
Clearly, the intention behind the use of rhetoric distinguishes the quality of the journalist. In summary, it has been made clear after thorough analysis of Des Houghton's article, "Why does the Left support this avalanche of paedophile filth," that there exist journalists whose exact intentions are to conserve inequality and push the agendas of Rupert Murdoch under the façade of legitimate news. This finding holds disastrous implications for the democratic society of Australia, as it highlights that journalists and modern media outlets are failing their duties as providers of newsworthy material that is authentic, unbiased and
They say that crime news has already become a staple news item, and because of that it is imperative that the media exercises caution when presenting information to its publics (Gruenewald et al., 2009). It should be noted that while their research revolves around homicide, the aspect of how it comes to be newsworthy depending on the offender and victim is an important factor in how it will be presented to the audience. They worked under the assumption that the gender and race of either an offender or a victim are characteristics that raise or lower a news report’s newsworthiness. A study from Geer also shows that aside from criminals, the victims concerned in crimes play a large part in the visual element of crime news. Geer says that these visual elements of the news product depict immediately, dramatically, and often in full colour what it may take several paragraphs to say in words.
Journalism as a profession is gaining ground in these days. As there had been an explosion of information. We are living in a fast-changing world with a fast flow of information. But, no matter how much we all want to receive information about every aspect of the world, there are still groups and types of information that people do not want to be released. Journalists have to face the issues of physical endangerment because they report to dangerous destinations and receive death threats.
Obviously, as a columnist you would prefer not to miss out on a decent story, however there should be door keeping, which is generally absent in the greater part of the media today." "In instances of assault/rape when truths are a piece of the judgment, you report realities that are important to the judgment or give you a knowledge on why the court took a specific view and increase the value of the duplicate. One ought to evade a circumstance where truths uncovered are hostile or uncover the personality of the casualty. The previous history of both the casualty and the blamed ought not be