Earlier today, The New York Times wrote a report about the latest of President Trumps infamous tweets. These tweets were about the DACA program and how the Democrats are not supporting him and his administrations plans for Border control.
I enjoyed reading this article due to the aggregation and curation this article provided.
For example, they did not just link the President’s twitter account, but they also posted his tweets for the readers to see, and helps readers to digest the President’s own words.
The article also links to the website about a bipartisan proposal to help immigrant children for those who may not be aware of his previous statements.
In recent years I haven’t been that active on social media it was never something I personally liked to be on. Recently I have made a twitter account in my journaling class and really seemed to enjoy it. Finding the right username seemed a little tough but I just kept it as simple as zeinabdaher11.
In my journaling class, I learned a lot about TweetDeck. This is a great source I have been using for aggregation and I discovered it while getting the hang of twitter.
Another social media account I have created was my LinkedIn account. Having this social media account helped me connect with people that have the same career interest as me. Also, it’s a great place for job offerings, whether it’s you looking for a job or the job is looking for you.
No one ever said journalism was easy. There are times where a journalist can struggle on what their next move will be.
There are ethics on being a journalist. The Society of Professional Journalist gives a break down on some of those ethics a journalist should follow.
Seek truth and report it, minimize harm, act independently, and be accountable and transparent.
One thing that also needs to happen is to not fall into a bias. This can be harder than it sounds.
When it comes to journalism, journalist can end up following a personal path instead of following the right path. There’s always a fight on trying to be the first one to report something, but if you follow that path with inaccurate details, it can be crucial.
Also make sure, to be easy to read or understand so that way there is no confusion on facts and detail.
These are a few of the best practices on ethical journalism.
Ethics in journalism is the foundation of good reporting. Balancing information on a pendulum against personal biases can be somewhat challenging.
Being an African American woman is a double-loaded burger in what experiences I bring to report that I know I should rein in on, lest I provide a complete biased account.
After taking a structured class dedicated to research, writing and journalism I’ve become better equipped to fact check rather than take the wealth of information on the internet at face value. For example, using known fact check sites for reliable truths. This is an example of such a site!
Writing for all people whether blogging or journalism is not just ethically important to present both sides, but it is morally needed to avoid poisoning humanity from ill-gotten information.
The Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) has been in act since 1967. This act allows the public to request access in to what goes on behind closed doors within the government.
This can also go into play with local institutions. The most recent example is the Larry Nassar case at Michigan State University.
Back in February, MSU was caught withholding information about players and coaches about other potential sex scandal allegations on it’s campus. Thanks to ESPN’s Outside the Lines legal department, that information was finally obtained.
This information would not have been obtainable without FIOA.