- Being vulnerable to bribery is also one of the toughest challenges of any journalist.
- Journalists have big impact to people’s points of view.
- Many individuals, organizations use money, fortunes to “buy” journalists.
- A lot of journalists end up being imprisoned for bribery.
- Example: In 2015, Anthony France, a journalist at the Sun, one of Britain’s best-selling newspapers, was convicted of bribing public officials for stories and he received 18-month prison sentence.
- A journalist must always respect the truth and be honest, consistent enough in order to resist temptation.
The very first barrier you have to manage with is that journalism is classified to be one of …show more content…
Not only deal with difficulties to collect information, they also have to make sure that the “product” is published on time as the agreement. Journalist and reporters must transmit qualified news constantly with limited time. That is why the temptation to skim the surface of a story or to use ready-made conclusions can be difficult for them to resist. In July 2014, Neil Harman - the former chief tennis correspondent for The Times - was accused of plagiarizing the material for the official Wimbledon yearbook, which he had written since 2004. According to The Guardian (2014, July 25), “Harman had resigned from the International Tennis Writers' Association. It followed his being fired by the Wimbledon authorities after they were informed about plagiarism in three annuals written under Harman's name”. This case shows us that if you don’t work effectively and have the ability of time managing, you will soon eliminate yourself from the journalism industry. Overall, deadline pressure requires journalists to be stable minded if they want to have a firm …show more content…
As delivering news, journalists have huge impact to people’s points of view. They affect the attitudes of hundreds, thousands or even millions people on what they write. That is why many individuals, organizations try to use money, fortunes to “buy” journalists so the journalists could ignore the scandals or write positive news for them. There is the fact that a lot of journalists end up being imprisoned for bribery. In 2015, Anthony France, a journalist at the Sun, one of Britain’s best-selling newspapers, was convicted of bribing public officials for stories and he received 18-month prison sentence (Hindu, 2015). The case of France soon blew up into a crisis in the U.K journalistic industry. Being a journalist, you will be responsible for all the information you deliver. Because of this fact, a journalist must always respect the truth and be honest, consistent enough in order to resist