What Journalists (Should) Do…..

From the bounty of the Internet, we stumbled across this textbook example of a journalist fulfilling his role in a democratic society. This should be a litmus test for those wanting to enter the field: if you are unwilling or unable to ask these sort of questions under the bright lights, then maybe this is the wrong line of work for you.

 

 

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Defining (citizen) journalism in China

Described in The New York Times as a “muckraker” and “professed citizen journalist whose freelance campaign against graft has earned him pop-star acclaim and sent a chill through Chinese officialdom,” Zhu Ruifeng is not only challenging the Chinese authorities but some definitions of journalism as well. Is this blogger an advocate, a journalist, something else? If he were practicing in the United States, would we think about his actions differently?

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