In EoJ Chapter 11 the passage I noticed was, “Citizens, who shape news production by the choices they make, have rights when it comes to news, but they also have responsibilities – even more so as they become producers and editors themselves” (p. 291). I found this quote every interesting because there are news stories about people’s actions. Like journalists the citizens hold responsibilities once they are involved in the news. This is important to keep in mind that everyone is responsible for the news and their actions.
Source: EoJ Ch 11
In EoJ Chapter 10 the passage I found was: “And it’s part of journalists’ responsibility, in whatever setting they work, to encourage a transparent and open culture that won’t lead critics to call the credibility of the product into question” (Kovach & Rosenstiel, p. 272). This quote remind me of something we were talking about in my professional development class about transparency. We were discussing how as professionals you need to be able to understand and know every side of an issue. As anyone who is working with the public you don’t want to sound one sided on every topic. You have to have an open mind in what is thrown at you. If you are being transparent you can understand a concept in multiple different ways.
When you are working with something like a news story you need to make sure that you cover every single side of the story and more. Journalists have the responsibility to be truthful and transparent to their audience. The citizens trust what journalists are saying and rely that their news is truthful and honest.
Source: EoJ Ch 10
In EoJ Chapter 9 the passage I found was “News is what hasn’t happened yet, so it’s difficult for people to know in advance what type of coverage they want to receive” (Kovach & Rosenstiel, p. 256). This passage stood out to me because it was talking about how researchers can track what type of news their audience wants to see. It is hard to track what people want to see in the news because everyone wants to see something different. News is constantly developing and researchers can’t always conduct a survey to see what the audience is looking for. You can at times have an idea of what the audience wants to see through conventional market research. This approach is just seeing what the audience wants to see more of or even less. As a communication major we focus on target audience and what the audience wants to see. We have to do research before we even start a campaign to figure out who we are targeting the campaign to.
Source: EoJ Ch 9
In EoJ Chapter 6, the passage I found interesting was “Journalists must maintain an independence from those they cover” (Kovach & Rosenstiel, 142). This reminded me of invisible journalism. Journalists have to make sure they are not involving their opinion or emotions into the story. They must take a look at both sides of the story. In this passage it goes on to say “Don’t be afraid to call somebody a ‘terrorist’ who strikes terror into a populace by deliberately killing civilization” (Kovach & Rosenstiel, 142). With this being said I think they are saying if someone does a hateful crime you can say this person is a killer because it is factual information.
Source: EoJ Ch 6
In Chapter 5, the passage I found was “Independence from faction suggests there is a way to produce journalism without either denying the influence of personal experience or being hostage to it.” A good journalists will look at the world through a different view point. They try not to take side on the issue they are writing about. Journalists need to try and remove their own opinions from their articles.
Source: EoJ Ch 5
In Chapter 4 I noticed this passage. “In the end, the discipline of verification is what separates journalism from entertainment, propaganda, fiction or art.” I thought this went good with the chapter because it talked about verifying sources to the story. There isn’t just an A and B side to the story there can be multiple angles. You can interview the people involved but also hear from the lady walking her dog who witnessed it or the mailman who was walking past. You need to make sure the story is as accurate as possible because your audience wants to know the truth.
Source: EoJ Ch 4
In Chapter 3, I found the passage “That journalists’ primary commitment is to the public is a deeply felt tradition among both journalists and citizens.” I found this particular quote interesting because we rely on journalists to product the new with the whole truth. I think that journalists and citizens lean on each other for information, and news. If it wasn’t for the other person then we wouldn’t have news. Loyalty to the citizens is one of the most important part of being a journalists because citizens are loyal to the journalists.
Source: EoJ Ch 3
The passage that stood out to me in chapter 2 would be “The impact of this new journalism, in turn, will extend beyond its direct audience, for it will impact and change the work others produce about the same news events” (Kovach and Rosenstiel, p. 67). In a digital age now, news is at our fingertips at all time. Extending your audience is very important because then it will reach more people. While extending your audience make sure your work is always truthful because then people will come to you for the facts.
Source: EoJ Ch 2
I have always found journalism very interesting. People always look at journalism in different ways depending on what they know. Some assumes that it is primarily writing or standing in front of a camera talking about the news. This quote provided so much more of what a journalist does. “Journalists have always been engaged in something more important than merely the production of news. Whenever editors lay out a page or website, or reporters decide what angles or elements of an event or issue to emphasize and explore, they are guessing at what readers want or need to know based on their personal interaction in daily like” (Kovach and Rosenstiel, page 37). Journalist have to do so much more work compared to what most people think they do. They report on stories that they think the public might approve of, which can be hard at times because everyone has a different opinion. They have to investigate stories that might have multiple view points and convey that to the audience. Along with writing articles they need to be some bit tech savvy to create layouts and webpages that will relay their information.
I found this chapter very interesting because it really showed what journalism is all about and how it was created. It also provided information about the ever changing technology that effects journalist such as social media. Journalists have many different platforms to use now since technology is everywhere.
Source: EoJ Ch 1
A brief passage from the text that caught my eye was on page 5. “People were not abandoning news. They simply were abandoning traditional formats in favor of new ones that were more convent” (Introduction 5). This quote really stood out to me because now that we have so much more technology it is easier to just look news up online rather than waiting until it comes on television. I think now people are more aware of the world around them because we can find out what is going on in the world at our finger tips.
Source: Elements of Journalism (EoJ) Intro