Introduction To Responsible Journalism And Professionalism

Professional journalism is based on practice that respects and adheres to ethical principles that are associated with the media. We explore what it means to practice responsible journalism, as a background to understanding the ethics of journalism, and how this leads to professional practice of journalism.

Is Journalism A Profession?

Journalism is the activity of gathering, assessing, creating, and presenting news and information. The practice of journalism has characteristics or elements that distinguish it from other forms of communication. Journalism exists to provide well researched and verified information which society can then use to make informed judgment.

Key Ethical Issues In Journalism

Professional journalism has its foundation in truth, which again remains the guiding principle. Journalists have a professional responsibility to stick to the truth, they are bound by a professional code that is formed to uphold the truth.