A Career in Journalism: A Beginner’s Guide to Becoming a Journalist

by Patricia Ahearne, B.A.

Publisher: Sepharial

Publication Date: July 06, 2017

ISBN: 9781386583301

Binding: Kobo eBook

Availability: eBook

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Journalism is the production and distribution of reports on the interaction of events, facts, ideas, and people that are the "news of the day" and that impacts society to at least some degree. The word applies to the occupation (professional or not), the methods of gathering information, and the organizing literary styles. Journalistic media include: print, television, radio, Internet, and, in the past, newsreels.

Concepts of the appropriate role for journalism varies between countries. In some nations, the news media is controlled by a government intervention, and is not a fully independent body. In others, the news media is independent from the government but the profit motive is in tension with constitutional protections of freedom of the press. Access to freely available information gathered by independent and competing journalistic enterprises with transparent editorial standards can enable citizens to effectively participate in the political process. In the United States, journalism is protected by the freedom of the press clause in the First Amendment.

This ebook will show you the way to become a member of this profession.