Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost.”, said Thomas Jefferson.
Journalism is writing about news-related subjects for all mediums, print, and non-print. It is also the complicated process of taking information and sifting through it, editing information, and giving it context. It informs the public of important news and information. It’s first obligation is to the truth and this “journalistic truth” is a process that begins with the professional discipline of assembling and verifying facts.
It can be distinguished from other activities and products by certain identifiable characteristics, features, and practices. These elements not only separate journalism from other forms of communication, but they are also what make it indispensable to democratic societies.
History reveals that the more democratic a society, the more news, and information.