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  • Journalistic Dishonesty In Dante's Inferno

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    the devil.” But just as Dante recognized in concocting his orderly progression of torment that there are shades of wrongness, so too are some fraudulent stories are more deserving of condemnation than others. Below, I will examine five cases of journalistic dishonesty— Janet Cooke’s “Jimmy’s World” in The Washington Post (“The Post”), Jayson Blair’s reporting for The New York Times (“The Times”), Mike Daisey’s feature on This American Life (“TAL”), Sabrina Erdely’s “A Rape on Campus” in Rolling Stone

  • Characteristics Of Journalistic Media

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    Journalistic Media: Fact or Fiction It is a hot summer evening, and you are sitting on your couch reading the daily newspaper, scanning the stories that tell you what the world is like today. The lines paint a clear picture of what is happening or what has happened. Sorry! but that’s not how things work. Like other types of journalistic media, newspapers do not always tell the truth in a reliable and trustworthy fashion. As with other everyday items, the purpose is there, but it is not always akin

  • The Journalistic Practices Of China

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    The journalistic practices in China, or the People’s Republic of China, are heavily impacted by the on-going turbulence within their political situation and the control exerted by their political leaders. Through extensive research, I have found that the political situation in China can be classified as extremely restrictive, especially concerning journalism and news media as a whole, due to the communist rule currently implemented by president Xi Jinping of the Chinese Communist Party. While it’s

  • Is Journalistic Objectivity Beneficial?

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    facts that need to be reported on, or it could just be a part of being human. All people have opinions, and that includes reporters. However, it is a reporter’s job to share the facts and not the opinions. In this paper I will first define what journalistic objectivity, and then address the following questions, Can or should a journalist be objective, under what circumstances can objective journalism be beneficial, and under what circumstances can objective

  • Essay on Hiroshima, A Journalistic Narrative

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    In 1945, John Hersey visited Japan on a journalistic trip sponsored by Life Magazine and the New Yorker to write about Hiroshima and its people. And, of course, the aftermath of the dropping of the Atomic Bomb. When he returned to the U.S. in 1946, the New Yorker was dedicating an entire magazine to Hersey's accounts in Hiroshima. The issue's publication on August 31, 1946, caused America to be in a near chaotic state. Selling out it's entire stock in just a few hours, the New Yorker was overwhelmed

  • Essay on Journalistic Standards in the Matt Drudge Era

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    Journalistic Standards in the Matt Drudge Era Introduction Public trust is at the heart of journalism. Such trust is built upon the credibility journalistic efforts. In the past, though mistakes have been made by even the most reputable of news providers, credibility was maintained and public trust in the journalist industry was steady. However, with the Internet taking its first infant steps into the reporting world, concern is being vocalized that public trust in journalism will be damaged

  • Professional And Popular Claims On Journalistic Norms: Article Analysis

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    ‘Contested Autonomy: Professional and Popular Claims on Journalistic Norms’, a new, somewhat overlooked, voice has emerged to challenge journalistic autonomy: bloggers. For the purpose of this discussion the term blogger denotes those who cover similar topics to mainstream journalists. The volume, prominence, and fluidity of online blogging threatens to fundamentally restructure journalism, placing the sustainability of conventional journalistic practices under intense doubt. The internet is significantly

  • Black Hearts : A Journalistic Report Of Horrible Leadership

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    Black Hearts is a journalistic report of terrible leadership and of the events that led to the heinous crime committed by four soldiers of 1st Platoon, Bravo Company, 502d Infantry, 101st Airborne Division. These soldiers were living in an environment of dysfunctional leadership, which included irresponsible decisions, disrespect, and leader egotism. This environment led to crumbling unit cohesion and an overall low morale. The leadership failures in these events were all encompassing, from the

  • Summary Of The Simple Commandments Of Journalistic Ethics By Mark Twain

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    Phillips believes that journalistic writing has to be based on facts. For the short time that Twain was a news reporter all he did was make up facts, and exaggerate stories To the point where they were no longer true. Phillips is very strict on the quality of information, and where it came from. Phillips would hate Twain's work as a news reporter. In the story “The Simple Commandments of Journalistic Ethics” On page 715 lines 10 through 21 Phillips states “In journalistic usage, you shall be as accurate

  • Michael Pollan 's Journalistic Investigation Into The Depths Of Industrial Agriculture

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    In his journalistic investigation into the depths of industrial agriculture, Michael Pollan analyzes “what it is we’re eating, where it came from, how it found its way to our table, and what it really cost” in an effort to provide both himself and his readers with an educated answer to the surprisingly complex question of “what should we have for dinner?” (Pollan 411, 1). However, what appears as a noble attempt to develop a fuller understanding of the personal, social, and environmental implications