Unbiased Journalism: The Roles Of Journalism In The Media

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Journalists work in many areas of life, finding and presenting information. However, for the purposes of this manual I define journalists principally as men and women who present that information as news to the audiences of newspapers, magazines, radio or television stations or the Internet. Within these different media, there are specialist tasks for journalists. In large organisations, the journalists may specialise in only one task. In small organisations, each journalist may have to do many different tasks. Here are some of the jobs journalists do. Most people want their work to be recognised by others. This helps to give it value. Some people also want to be recognised themselves, so that they have status in the eyes of society. It is not a bad motive to wish to be famous, but this must never become your main reason for being a journalist. You will…show more content…
Materials obtained by means of tapping should not be published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. Photographs or pictures of people in their daily lives that could offend or humiliate them should not be published.
In covering family conflicts or cases being handled by the courts or other institutions it is recommended not to mention the names of minors.
The tentative results of scientific research should not be presented as final or nearly

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