9-1-09_J205_Notes

9-1-09_J205_Notes - 9/1/09 Social Impact of Journalism News...

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9/1/09 Social Impact of Journalism News Definition of the news What is Journalism? -Distinguish between information and journalism. -Distinguish between journalism and blogs -Distinguish between journalism and entertainment -Distinguish between journalism and satire -Distinguish between journalism and talk shows Difficult to have a clearly distinguish between the few. -Journalism has blurred together within recent times. Journalism: The gathering, reporting, verifying, analyzing and dissemination of information relevant to society. Traditional Information of Journalism -Timely Information -Chronicle of key events -Chronicle of social developments -Chronicle of democracy at work -Chronicle of community Purpose of Journalism -Provide citizens with the information they need to be free and self-governing - Bill Kovach and Tom Rosenstiel What the public should expect from Journalism -Truth -Independence -Telling the truth independent of any outside pressures/self interests -Transparency -Being honest of your process
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This note was uploaded on 04/22/2010 for the course JOUR 205 taught by Professor Wagner during the Fall '09 term at S.F. State.

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9-1-09_J205_Notes - 9/1/09 Social Impact of Journalism News...

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