Tuesday, April 24, 2007

The act of informing

The entire point of journalism is to inform. Journalism that takes a different angle or a new perspective or unheard of insight while informing new knowledge at the same time is successfully journalism. But, there is still a news angle, a reason why the reader chooses to read this article in this newspaper at this time. The article is not randomly chosen (ideally--ignore pushes for more subscription ratings a la trendy pieces), the article makes sense and does not repeat already known facts, or, if it does, repeats in that crazy fresh stylistic manner that strings the reader along, hungry for more.

Journalism equals relevant information in today's world, the reader's world, and in the context of both the world and the reader.

This is something that many people still don't understand.

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