Discussion of Journalism Principles and Issues (2 pages)

Your grandmother hears that you are taking a course on journalism, and immediately begins
complaining about fake news. How can you explain to her what the traditional ethical obligations
are? How can you inform her of some of the challenges of being a journalist in the digital age?

Your uncle chimes into the conversation as well. His complaint is that front-page articles in the local
paper seem so short? What can you tell him to explain some of the ways in which journalistic
writing differs from other writing forms, such as essays?