Definition of Journalism
- By Bahram Maskanian
Journalism is a highly misunderstood profession. Journalism is not reporting distractions and the obvious. Rather, journalism is a social responsibility an honorable profession, a democratic tool to preserve and protect democracy. Journalism is the protective shield and informative body absolutely necessary to protect the public by informing the people of the conducts of their government and the ruling elites. An authentic journalism is to investigate, discover and reveal the truth, informing people of what the ruling elites and government doesn't want the public to know.
Journalists are the guardians of democracy.
Local independent press must be free from foreign, religion and all other none-democratic influences, funded by the taxpaying public and its membership. All news gathering and reporting organizations must all be non-profit, co-operatives, owned and operated by the local people of the region and the employees of the organization.
We, the people, must learn to always be skeptical and believe within reason, check the information provided through other sources, and if your research led to the same conclusions, then the reported news maybe credible.