How To Make News With A Little Bit Of Objectivity
News is the word we use to tell about events happening in the world today. The objective of news is to inform the people about the happenings, developments, and happenings of a particular country, region, or even a city at any given time. News is disseminated through several mediums including the print media such as newspapers and magazines, broadcast media including radio or television, and news services such as the web. While all these media have their own purposes, there is one thing all of them have in common: informing the people at large about current affairs and things that are taking place in the world. Without this, the general public would not know what to do, where to go, how to get along with others, or what they should be doing in their everyday lives.
For some people, being informed about current events is an accomplishment. They become news watchers and keep track of everything that happens in their lives, especially in their favorite industries. Being up on what makes news makes them different from the rest of us. Being newsworthy means that you have something new to offer and something worth knowing about.
There are many ways to make news. There are various kinds of journalism that could make news, not to mention books, websites, news bulletins, radio, and TV programs among others. All of these mediums bring unique insights into current events and make them worthy of your attention. There are some things that remain unchanged regardless of the mediums that are used to get the information. These are what make a journalist newsworthy.
For example, a good news story would be one that is based on a real event, or something happening in real life. A journalist has to do his/her utmost to make sure that the event is not manipulated or altered in any way. For instance, if it is reported that there was an explosion in a major shopping mall, while the entire media is trying to sell its own product, the objectivity of the story is compromised. What’s more, since the event took place in a large public place, it was all over the news. People who were nearby will have seen the whole thing, even though they may not have been directly involved. An article reporting the event as if it happened in the private sector is not objectivity, even if the source is a single reporter.
The other thing that makes newsworthy objectivity is when the objectivity is combined with a personal opinion or personal experience. This is what is known as “oaibbing” or “putting your own personal stamp on the news”. Now this form of objectivity is not always intentional. There may be situations where a reporter has no other choice but to express his/her personal view on an issue. He has to do it in a way that will not have a negative effect on the news item. However, this form of objectivity does have a downside: it makes the reporter look biased and often times dishonest.
These are just a few examples of how to make news with a little bit of objectivity but without appearing to be doing anything ethically wrong. News is about making decisions and having opinions. When you combine those two elements, you have the perfect news story.