Reporter a person who collects information on current events, people, and issues, etc. and spreads it to the public with the help of various mediums. This business or work is called journalism.
These 3 words mean a lot in the world of journalists
• Journalist’s whole life is a story of chasing principles before him and those principles are very simple. In our world of journalists, 3 words mean a lot.
• breaking news
• and scoop.
A report is one whose facts are available to all. It is up to journalists to include all the facts in their report or to include some and leave some out. But we often see that a lot of facts are created in the report, which is slightly different from the reality. Sometimes these facts are close to the political ideology of the journalist. It should be that the report should be based on truth and should be an edit page article based on ideology.
Another word is breaking news. This means that if news comes to a news channel first of all, then it should be shown first and call it breaking news.
The third word is the scoop. Their only task is that they said this, now what do you have to say on this.
The journalist is known for his knowledge, his hard work, and his report.
What are journalists, take two minutes to read *
When a domineering person violates your authority, do you need a journalist?
When you are harassed by an employee of the administration, then you need a journalist?
When you want to reach the administration, do you need a journalist?
You need a journalist when an accountant, kotedar, pradhan, or any other person tries to take away your rights?
When you do a special program with a politician, officer, do you need a journalist?
You need a journalist when you worry about removing the evils prevailing in the society?
When you send your child to school and there he is subjected to mental torture by a teacher or any other child, then a journalist is needed?
When you do farming and for some reason, your crop is damaged, do you need a journalist to convey your point to the administration?
To know what is happening in the whole world sitting at home, a journalist’s article is needed?
When you do not get the benefit of any government scheme, then you need a journalist to make your point?
Do journalists remember whenever an accident or incident occurs?
Answer these questions to yourself and then think about doing something about journalists. We do not say that we are good but all of them are wrong, it is a wrong thing. A person working on a salary without making you wake up all day and sometimes awake all night, sometimes sunny or sometimes in the rain, provides you news, so whether he has the right to be respected and supported or not.
Journalism in the era of Corona, it will be the biggest story of our life
Coronavirus is the biggest story in the lives of journalists and more than one billion people are expecting us to keep an eye on their condition, keep reporting, keep up the editorship and flaws of the government, and government machinery in this era. Keep on highlighting.
You can steal the title for your post from Gabrielle García Márquez only if you are careless, even cheeky, and a little cynical. And the reality is that we journalists are usually all three. If we are generally forgiven for these and other weaknesses, it is because most people know where we are coming from.
During the riots, rebellions, disasters, election campaigns, we journalists have found that people generally treat us well and respectfully. Even the foolish people, whose job is to kill, often provide us food, provide security. Of course, there are some exceptions as well. There is also a sense of respect among thieves.
Where does all this come from? Who taught the more than one billion people of this vast and diverse country that journalists are important to them? That journalists are good people who give news about their lives, or those who have political views can be trusted. If you travel during election campaigns, then you will know how much they feel welcome and generous towards the journalists whom people never got acquainted with. How have the women of the poorest villages started talking to journalists freely? This social agreement between the people of India and their journalists is unique. The reason for this is their belief that we do our work with great diligence and courage. This is the reason that when the government or police do not listen to them, then the victims of the country first contact the media.
Today, when we are going to be familiar with the biggest news of our life as a threat of coronavirus, then people have similar expectations from us. This is going to be the biggest
test for us in the Indian journalism family. The next generations of Indians will hold us to this test. It is time to remember the British poster issued for the recruitment of soldiers in the First World War, in which the question was asked – ‘Daddy, what did you do in the Great War?’
This is the moment for all of us.
This is a deadly global epidemic. Every country and every person is surrounded by their own problems.
India is also alone in this matter. Our country is very complex, and we are a country of hugely underprivileged people. We Indian journalists by nature have the greatest boon of respect and freedom. We have to remember what is the source of the social agreement or obligation that I have mentioned above. Freedom of the press is hardly recorded in any law or constitution. Article 19 is equally applicable to every citizen and he does not give any special rights to journalists.
Till the Emergency of Indira Gandhi, we continued to consider this freedom as a self-achieved policy. When he had taken it all away, there was no way out. There is no way to court. These people were far more poor and illiterate than those of India who felt that Indira Gandhi stole freedom from the press along with other things from them. That was his worst move. These people will never want any power to dare to do it again. This is the source of that social agreement. This is the first amendment for Indian journalism, as is the amendment of the Indian Constitution.
If people give such importance to our freedom and protect it, then they will also judge whether we are capable of all this or not.
But we are journalists. When the biggest event of our lives is happening, more than one billion people are feeling much more scared and far less secure than us. They will be expected to be around them, keep an eye on them, keep reporting them, keep reporting and editing, keep recording all this for the next generations, and ring the alarm bells highlighting the flaws of the injustice and government. Stay In circumstances like disaster caused by this evil coronavirus, we journalists have the first responsibility to fulfill the demands of justice and history.
If we fail in this, then it will be such a huge failure that we will have to stop calling ourselves journalists. Keep in mind that even if some of us fail then not everyone will fail. Some honorable people in our profession will definitely shine. Some journalists of this era will definitely emerge, on whom future generations will cherish. Those who will be left behind will not be forgotten easily. It will be that people will not remember them the way they would like to be remembered.
We journalists are like cockroaches, and my intention is not to insult that poor insect while saying that. We will be alive just like him.
What will happen if the condition really gets very bad and some of us would die while giving the news? The simple answer to this can be that even if such an impossible event happens, there will be some journalists who will keep on giving the news. Journalism will continue its work.
In his message to the nation, the Prime Minister said twice that the media is also included in essential services like doctors, hospital staff, government officials, etc. It is a pleasant change to include media in essential services. In the decades we were working till now, we were considered as an epidemic. But we ourselves should be sure that we are important and provide an essential service. Our pride, our pride, our sense of destiny, everything comes out of this belief that we matter. We have differences with power, and always will. And who does not do this, which democracy does not?
Consider Donald Trump, who always curses America’s best journalists and great institutions of global media. Or take inspiration from the BBC, which was attacked by Margaret Thatcher in the middle of the Falkland War, that she is not a patriot and weighing both sides on the same scales. In response, BBC Radio chief Richard Francis gave a direct reply that ‘the BBC does not need to learn any patriotic lesson from the current Conservative British Government. There is no difference between the widow in Portsmouth and the widow in Buenos Aires.
We will continue to question the governments, will harass them. They will attack us. This game will go on. According to the changing Nizam, this conflict will continue to be sharp and bitter. But in the disaster that has come today, all of us should put aside such concerns. Therefore, get ready tightly. This Corona era has brought such a challenge to journalism as never before.