Do you feel the present day journalism / media stick to their basic ethics?
Does media today have any ethics? Do they follow the basics of what we believe to be constructive journalism? How much can we rely on media reports? Read on and participate in the discussion to learn more about this important issue about the degeneration of the so called fourth pillar of democracy.
Journalism is a noble profession which is a combination of so many elements like boldness, honesty, knowledge, unbiased, vigilance etc. It has the wings in media in so many areas through print dailies, periodicals and through electronic mode i.e. television, internet, social media, etc. Journalism has to live with basic ethics like unbiased reporting, true reporting and maintaining neutrality in sensational issues. The standards of such an important profession have dropped down to earth nowadays globally.
Unfortunately, we have missed out the said basic ethics in today's journalism/media. Today, in our country, every political party has their own media (in both print and electronic) and if you put on any news channel in television or want to read any news paper, the channel / paper reports about their party's agenda, political speech according to their will and wish only. But the normal public is not in a position to know what is correct and what is wrong because when one channel portrays an issue as pro-society the other one portrays the same issue as anti-society. Even USA is not exempt from this scenario as anti-Trump media is being targeted these days as we have been reading regularly for the last few days.
Where is this journalism is going to? Do we get a chance to witness pure journalism? What do you say my dear members?