Monday, January 24, 2011

Reflection - 01 Mayur

Based on your understanding of facts and opinions, why do you think this is important for a journalist/reporter in the world of online news reporting?

Ans: It is important that in the world of online news reporting that facts and opinions are kept in mind, since the writer can tilt the perception of the reader. After reading the article the reader will feel a little bit the same as the writer. However if the journalist is professional enough to keep it a minimized opinion article the reader will be able to have his own judgement and he alone will responsible for how he interprets the facts.

How can some of the problems raised in the articles be controlled?

Ans: The problems stated are such as misinformation, unreliable news websites, users not willing to pay for online news papers, advertising and offensive hyperlinks. These are some of the problems stated in the articles of online journalism. Misinformation is often happening as the when the journalist posts his information it can be edited and it is also possible that the journalist is not credible and is just writing anything which comes to mind as a publicity stunt. The only way to control this is by is proving to the readers that the journalist is from a reknown newspaper This leads to unreliable news websites causing readers to be unsure of whether the online information is true and not biased. They are afraid that the website is just random stuff and do not wish to believe the wrong. News websites can only be proven if the prove enough facts and repute themselves. Viewers also do not wish to pay for the online information as they are never completely sure of its truth and value. The real newspaper is seen much more worth the money than just posts on a website, this might be controlled by sending them gifts for suscribing to the newspaper.

What are some responsibilities of discerning readers?

Ans: The readers must be responsible enough to know what to believe and not. It is also there duty to interpret correctly and take action correctly. They are not supposed to take rash action just because some journalist wrote some bias opinions

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