“There are so many laws, not to mention ethical guidelines, in regards to journalism. To get my bachelor’s degree in journalism, everyone in that major had to take a 400-level class that was just about media law and ethics. In the station I worked at, we always were sure to give equal exposure to all sides of any issue we were reporting on, especially if it was political.
Journalists are genuinely trying to give the audience/readers the most factual and unbiased information they can. Any opinions mentioned in the story must come from the people being interviewed, not the reporter. and they can’t just take things out of context either. Any journalist who did that would have a bunch of legal repercussions. That’s why libel rules exist.” —andirants