Embracing the ‘Elements’

Journalism 4990
As a first-semester freshman — and a newbie in journalism — I remember finding “The Elements of Journalism” to be dry and sort of confusing. I didn’t always see why I should remember what was in it besides the whole “best obtainable version of the truth” bit. (At least, I think this is in there. I guess I’ll find out soon whether it is.) Today, I chuckled as I read these first two chapters. A lot of the concepts introduced are ones I have gradually picked up on throughout my time here — ones I now enjoy reading about and actively seek out — and a lot of the viewpoints offered about the purpose of journalism are ones I’ve come to agree with. The purposes and facets of journalism discussed are the reason why I care about journalism and why…
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