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A journalist (also called a newspaperman) is a person who practises journalism, the gathering and dissemination of information about current events, trends, issues and people.
Reporters are one type of journalist. They create reports as a profession for broadcast or publication in mass media such as newspapers, television, radio, magazines, documentary film, and the Internet. Reporters find sources for their work, their reports can be either spoken or written, and they are often expected to report in the most objective and unbiased way to serve the public good. A columnist is a journalist who writes pieces that appear regularly in newspapers or magazines.
Journalists put the information in their own words, making it creative in their own way so it will catch the reader or viewers attention.
- 1 Origin
- 2 Modern journalists
- 3 Ethics in journalism
- 4 Educating Journalists
- 5 References
- 6 External links
Modern media, including the creation of Internet-based news sources and the possibility that citizen journalism will greatly expand the field, has made it all but impossible to identify which journalists are notable, in the sense that they could be identified in the past. The global justice protests in Seattle (1999) gave rise to the independent media movement, exemplified by the Indymedia network, a collective of independent media organizations and hundreds of journalists offering grassroots, non-corporate coverage.
Ethics in journalism
- Main article: Journalism ethics
Most journalists in the United States adhere to the standards and norms expressed in the Society of Professional Journalists ethical code. Foremost in the minds of most practicing journalists is the issue of maintaining credibility, "Professional integrity is the cornerstone of a journalist's credibility."
Journalists often either receive training directly in the type of news field that they wish to enter, or through various institutions of higher education. From Columbia University and the University of Florida's College of Journalism and Communications on the East Coast of America, to University of Southern California and California State University, Northridge on the West Coast, there is a broad range of options for beginning journalists to choose from when entering the field.
- ^ a b Society of Professional Journalists: Code of Ethics. Society of Professional Journalists. Retrieved on 2007-11-12.
External linksJournalism Portal
- The Project for Excellence in Journalism
- Pakistan First Journalism Blog
- The Committee of Concerned Journalists
- International Federation of Journalists
- Canadian Association of Journalists
- National Union of Journalists (UK)&(ROI)
- Media, Arts and Entertainment Alliance (Australia)