Reading Response 9

These chapters by Filak and Knight mostly discuss the law of the first amendment of Freedom of Press. They go into detail about how journalists must obey this law or a lot can backfire on them.

The first amendment is supposed to be used to an extent. This does not give the right to be able to say anything you desire, it must be truthful and unharmful to other people. This is where the Bill of Rights comes in. The Bill of Rights could publish a piece of work by a journalist that is not entirely factual because government doesn’t have to approve of the work.

Filak discusses this issue very well in my opinion and talks about ethics to a great extent. He says that there just some things that all reporters/ journalists shouldn’t say. Likewise, there are a lot of situations they should stay away from. Imagine if your audience found out you were publishing fictional work with false leads, they would to want to read your stories anymore because they are fake. However, if a story comes up with facts that might hurt the public or your own appearance, they should be told because journalists have to stay honest.

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