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Monday, September 21, 2009

Journalism

For my first post ever, I think I should define what journalism is. We spend so much time in class talking about journalism, titling ourselves as journalists. So what is it?

Princeton.edu:
“The profession of reporting or photographing or editing news stories for one of the media.”
Wikipedia:
“Journalism is the production of news reports and editorials through media such as newspapers, magazines, radio, television and the internet.”
Merriam-Webster:
“A collection and editing of news for presentation through the media.”
Webster’s Dictionary:
“The work of gathering, writing, editing, and publishing or disseminating news, as through newspapers and magazines or by radio and television.

But the way I see it, journalism is so much more than news gathering. Journalists are storytellers. Journalists are truth tellers. Journalists are responsible for creating the first draft of history. And broadcast journalists? Well, they tell these stories with their words, the voices of others, sounds, and pictures.
This blog will tell my story as a journalist.

1 comment:

kyleg said...

Stephanie, First off, your blog needs your first and last name in the title so it's "searchable". You set some high standards for yourself and this blog with your definition of journalism. I hope the blog lives up to the hype.

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