November 28, 2007


Three years of theoretical journalistic training at university have taught me that there are only two kinds of journalists: good ones and bad ones.
The good ones follow great ideals such as objectivity, accuracy and integrity– they provide profound, reliable information and espouse high moral standards.
The bad ones on the other hand are corrupted through advertisers and the audience’s hunger for sensationalism – they would do anything to sell copies and to increase viewing figures.
This black-and-white concept of journalism may very well be true in theory, but only a few months of work experience and practical training have taught me that it is not always in real life: I realized that the fine line between good and bad journalism, between ethically right and wrong is sometimes very hard to draw ……

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