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jour 470- essay #1 - Arash Azarmi Journalism Ethics An...

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Arash Azarmi Journalism Ethics 6/5/07 An ethical journalist can be synonymous with a good journalist. The journalist should be informed. What I mean by this is that if the journalist is assigned a certain area or beat to report on, they should constantly be learning everything about that beat. An informed journalist can later inform, connect to, and educate the public in a clear and compelling way on important subjects. The MAEA state that the fundamentals of journalism are the following: Honesty Fairness Independence Respect for other’s privacy
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I don’t think I could sum it up better than that. Not only should a journalist be honest and fair, but the information he gathers, interprets, and reports should show the same qualities as well. Those without a voice should be given one by the journalist. They need to be a watchdog over the powerful, making sure that their power isn’t being abused in any way. Being independent means that you are not imposing your beliefs or letting your writing be swayed by one side of an issue. There are many times when we come
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