Fiction writing is different from true journalism. In the field of fiction, a writer hides behind his / her characters and events. He does it because sometime he is afraid of what people will think of him when they read his story.
journalism, if you are willing to follow, doesn't allow any elbow
room. The most difficult thing about being honest with others is
first being honest with ourselves. Journalism is a different ball
game. You always write about ground realities, about facts- brutal or
benign. And there is a difference in opinion writing and hard
journalism, the reader is not able to tell what the writer
personally believes about the subject. In opinion writing, which is
what I do, I expect my readers to know from which side of the aisle
I'm standing or reporting. I would be guilty of hypocrisy if I
don't take a moment to examine myself in the process. Here, I shall
follow the rules as they were explained to us and allow the chips to
fall where they may.
few important purposes of Journalism. It is a pure profession to
inform, to interpret, to guide, to entertain and to disseminate a
vast of information to the readers. But being from one side of the
aisle or the other does not give us the right to lie to you and get
away with it. We are allowed to offer our opinions on things that
actually happened. We are not be free to make things up out of whole
cloth, to misrepresent facts, to mold and shape them to fit a
preconceived notion that we are trying to get across to our readers.
the advent of 'blogs' phenomenon has given room to spread and
propagate the lies about your political cults, your dogmas, your
racist, misogynistic, homophobic and Islamophobic biases and
nonsense. This new medium gives respectable cover by being published
under a pseudo-respectable name even if you term all the crap as
indisputable fact. But 'honest journalism' stands for objectivity,
honesty and integrity. It is different from contract writing.
said "If you are true to yourself, if you are true to your beliefs,
if you are honest and forthright in your dealings with others, you
will never have anything to worry about from any honorable person."