Reading Response 9

In these last two chapters, Filak ends the book as if he’s saying his final parting words.

I find this one of the most important lessons of journalistic writing. It is important to stay true to the story and not to sacrifice ethics for a good story. A good story can still be written with honesty.

The SPJ, NPPA and RTDNA are new for me, but they give the layout of ethics for journalistic writing.

Filaks warns when writing to be considerate of others and to be careful of what you publish and how you write it. It is important not to give out personal information and if important information is given out, it is important to ask for permission first.

Filka warns that even though you are able to say and write what you want, there will still be consequences, good or bad. Technically writers may not be arrested for falsehood or over-exaggeration, but here are still major consequences. They can lose readers and more importantly lose credibility.

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