Journalism is an activity whose main objective is to keep the population informed, it is a tool that arose from the need to transmit an informative message with a high degree of reliability and credibility in an effective way, since previously the only way to disseminate the information was from person to person, this resulted in the loss of the real meaning of the message and in the end it ended in multiple versions, it is something very similar to what happens when a student tries to explain a class to a classmate, tries to repeat what he has heard from the teacher, but the information is completely transformed and adapted to the communication form of the student, who is trying to say everything at face value, but it will never be the same as the first message issued and maybe it does not have the same impact as that of the teacher, this often causes confusion or conflicts.
What actually Journalism is?
Since its inception, journalism has been a fundamental part of society and everything that happens in it. Thanks to him it is possible to know something of what happened in the past, while recording the present and outlining the future.
However, it is in the last decades where journalism and the media have gained importance never before thought, becoming a power of magnitude similar to that of politics and economics, to the point that these last two, in some Sometimes, they have to fold what has been called “the fourth power”.
When we talk about society we speak, by extension, of what journalism has produced in it, because when it is recorded, when it is recorded, it ends up drawing its contours and those of present and future events, because it is due to the information that journalism disseminates that the vast majority of people take a definite position in front of events, groups and people.
Role of Journalism:
It should be clarified that the role of journalism? And therefore of the journalist? in society, it is to create awareness about the different situations that occur in favor of generating a better quality of life, as well as warning society about the possible consequences that certain actions can bring, while at the same time trying to communicate all those actions that tend toward the common good of people and the world. Ultimately, journalism has to provide people and the world that contains them with sufficient informative and cognitive tools so that the relationships of men with men and of men with the world become more and more in relationships of fraternity, brotherhood and generosity.
Both journalism and the media play a fundamental role, because it is through them that we know the facts; from which it is possible to conclude that, since what they say, express or report is what, in the end, we know, it is evident that their truthfulness, transparency and honesty depends on the world they show us being the true one. Nick Gamache Radio Canada has spent more than 15 years in the Canadian media circles. Nick Gamache Journalist has spent the bulk of his career as a journalist and producer where he gained extensive experience in writing and performing for broadcasts as well as writing and editing online content.