Norms In Journalism

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The organizational routines and professional norms in the modern media organizations play a role in journalism today. It is evident that routines and norms influence the way journalists report political news. Existing professional norms, specifically objectivity, are not realistic, effective or desirable in the ways that they are applied today. This is because the identity of a journalist has been skewed into a mere shadow of what the profession once was. There is a way for reporting to fulfill their watchdog role in the media. In regards to the realm of current media environment and American politics, I believe journalism should revert back to investigative journalism. But first, we must regain the definition of a journalist.
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Investigative journalism would be interesting for the citizens to read and informative in political campaigns (Bennett, 2012). Realistically, news would be generated must slower unless the complexity of the story was compromised (Bennett, 2012).
Political issues would be adequately reported but the interest of the citizens would diminish within days. It is often criticizes that mainstream media, online journalists, report untrue stories as serious political issues (Bennett, 2012). “Cheap internet rumor” often turn into “serious news” when the issues presented may be untrue (Bennett, 2012, 189). I think sacrificing quick interesting, dramatized news for fact based, investigative journalism is more important.
The organizational routines and professional norms in the modern media organizations influence the way journalists report political news. Existing routines and norms are not realistic, effective or desirable in the ways that they are applied today because the identity of a journalist has been changed. Journalists, lets go back to investigation reporting and leave opinion leaders to discuss issues

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