NR&W Appendix 3

“Tell the story of the diversity and magnitude of the human experience boldly, even when it is unpopular to do so.”

This is both a matter of newsworthiness, bias, and professionalism. Lots of things happen everyday, but it is the job of a journalist to be able to recognize when something of the human experience qualifies as newsworthy. Not having a bias can be difficult in a story that does need to be covered, especially one of great human importance. Having the emotional strength to go through with asking difficult questions about a story is just as important, making sure that the reason the story is being told is clear; the experience Dr. Jertz had with reporting a story about the father that accidentally killed his child with the lawn mower demonstrates my point.

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