jour 470- essay #1 - Arash Azarmi Journalism Ethics 6/5/07...

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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
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2008 for the course JOUR 470 taught by Professor Knight during the Summer '07 term at University of Arizona- Tucson.

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