Chapter 9 of Elements of Journalism by Bill Kovach and Tom Rosenstiel covers the ways in which journalists must make the news comprehensive and proportional for their readers. It also describes the benefits and drawbacks of journalism being centralized online in every aspect. This is now even more true due to the pandemic, because most journalists have begun to work almost entirely virtually. It’s interesting that this book seems to foreshadow was has completely taken place this year.
Chapter 10 covers the fact that journalists must use their conscience when reporting. This something that I was confused about at first, because I know that journalists are supposed to keep themselves out of reporting. However, after I finished the chapter, it made complete sense. Journalists need to use their best judgement when writing stories, but they must keep their bias out of it. This is something that seems difficult, but I will work toward achieving it in this class.