Journalism – Friday work

Your writing prompt for today is this:
Now that we’ve finished our unit on ethics and mistakes, what have we learned about the job and values of being a journalist? Look over our work on ethical scenarios, the Rolling Stone article, Jayson Blair and Stephen Glass and explain how you as a journalist reporting on touchy subjects like your friends, your school and other people and places close to you, can avoid falling into the same traps as these journalists.

Here are the primary sources we’ve looked at during this unit:
Columbia report sections – Columbia Journalism School’s investigation of Rolling Stone
New York Times Blair correction
This American Life Retracts Story transcript
Ethical case studies

Make sure you’re citing real life examples and using quotes.


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