Journalism or Propaganda?

Propaganda

What is the role of journalism in the modern world? Is it to report the news, or is it to endorse one side or the other?

All journalism takes on the flavor of the author. That probably can’t be avoided. But what about blatant, flagrant partisanship? How can we trust a reporter or journalist that deliberately writes articles that only support their personal viewpoint or dogma? That isn’t reporting, it’s propaganda.

How can we trust a reporter or journalist
that deliberately writes articles that only support their personal viewpoint or dogma?

Similarly, when is it right for the interviewer/reporter to become the story instead of reporting it? Today, many interviewers and reporters want to be stars. They want to be celebrities. They want to be the news. And, unfortunately, some of them will compromise their integrity for more attention.

Today, many interviewers and reporters want to be stars. . . . some will compromise their integrity for more attention.

The Beacon publishes articles from many viewpoints in our culture. We don’t always agree with them or endorse them. But it is important to let everyone have a voice. In addition, the Beacon will continue to publish stories that are either not reported or only lightly reported in the mainstream media. We all need a better perspective than we are getting on events throughout the world.

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By | 2016-10-13T15:20:23+00:00 July 6th, 2016|Politics, Potentialism Beacon Op-Ed|0 Comments

About the Author:

Ross Gray
Ross Anthony Gray has served as president or chairman of several corporations including a leading environmental consulting firm with over 100 engineers, geologists, and environmental scientists and technicians. He is an expert on many aspects of human behavior and Chairman of the GlobalHouse Group of companies. Along with Theresa Ruby, he served as a successful mediator in the Nepal civil war. He has lived and worked in many developing countries around the world. Ross has a degree in International Relations and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, the academic honor society.