2. Reflect on the role of the journalist in a democratic society. To what extent can a journalist’s values and judgment remain neutral in reporting a story? Sociologist Herbert Gans identified a set of “primary values” that he said American journalists use in making their news judgments. Which of those values do you share? As Vivian asks, “What personal values would shape your work as a journalist?” Respond to at least two of your classmates’ postings.
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