Blog: brb.

I wrote a post last evening can’t find. One of the many things that’s not happening for me right now. I think it was Friday when I caught the throat infection again. It has been a downward slide since then, off course for the worst. Time and tide waits for no man. But I am waiting for this tide to get over. It feels the worst hangover ever. I feel so lackadaisical as I write this post. I rue both the lost post and loss of health at present. Not only I feel sick physically, I am sick mentally too, perhaps worn out with a mild pain in the throat, neck, thorax, spewy eyes, and tired arms and legs.

The source of the following "elements of journalism"

1.Journalism's first obligation is to the truth.

2.Its first loyalty is to citizens.

3.Its essence is a discipline of verification.

4.Its practitioners must maintain an independence from those they cover.

5.It must serve as an independent monitor of power.

6.It must provide a forum for public criticism and compromise.

7.It must strive to make the significant interesting and relevant.

8.It must keep the news comprehensive and proportional.

9.Its practitioners have an obligation to exercise their personal conscience.

10.Citizens, too, have rights and responsibilities when it comes to the news.

If I assume that the reader reads it in all honesty and tries to understand all the fore mention points, how many of these points are actually practice, preached and propagated by Self labeled Editors, Senior Journalist, Subject Matter Experts. I know assume is spelt as ass-u-me i.e. when you assume u make an ass out of yourself and the person around you. It is not the best thing to do, just another way to prove my judgement aint at its best.

I always have felt that it is always good to pause for a while and retrospect and then revise the plan. Media and people affiliated to breaking news have a long way to go. I hope change is for good.

On a subtle brighter note. I shall be right back. :D


Cess said...

still sick granpa :P take a grug it s like a hot whisky wid lemon and kind of mushrooms, very good for the throat.
As for the journalism etiquette well we are human, journalist are also human and mistake is a common thing for us moron :P cz the day all journalist will tell the truth, be loyal and so on ... well i guess i ll be dead before that day actually happens!!! :D
tc T

Tarun said...

@ Cess: Thanks wise old woman. ... :P
As far as jorunalist go it isnt about making mistakes, nothings wrong with that. It is about making them again and again.

Practical Preacher said...

Very good point. They don't want censorship, which is okay. But then go and behave like rabble rousers and mob instigators.