11 Journalism for Peace - Sr Joeyanna D’Souza FSP

posted Dec 5, 2018, 9:07 AM by Neil D'Souza   [ updated Dec 5, 2018, 9:08 AM ]
Journalism refers to the production and distribution of reports on recent events. The good journalist produces reports using literary techniques in order to gain his or her influence in a way which leads from reporting to the real world. This implies that the good journalist manages to bring his or her expression – whether word, image or video, to achieve its goal in the real world. Today, Journalism is not restricted to print, nor is it restricted to words. It could be words, images, videos, or a combination of them all. It could involve various platforms; the more media involved, the more believable it sounds.

The more platforms you use, and the more forms of expression you use, makes it more effective, more believable. Just because it is believable, does it mean that it is TRUE?

Journalism can have a great effect in the life of the reader. Jean Paul Sartre, well known philosopher, said that it is better to be a good journalist than a poor assassin. This could mean that you could kill someone's reputation better as a journalist, than with a weapon of poor quality or skill.

In principle, a journalist is expected to report the truth. The first preference of the journalist's work must be the good of the citizen. Today, however, with increasing subjectivism on moral values, there is a tendency for journalists to take it easy. It is when a journalist does his or her job well, that she or he is bound to suffer.