What are three things that makes a good journalist? by Tony Garcia
Answer by Tony Garcia:
In my opinion, other than the ability to write clearly and concisely, a journalist must be able to verify what has happened, and that means going to multiple sources.
Secondly, a journalist must not be part of the story. This means presenting what has occurred without bias. Objectivity is closely tied to verification in that it requires that one get more than one side of the story.
Lastly, a reporter should be honest. Anecdotes and personal opinion work well in novels and so-called entertainment news, but they have no place in reportage. Fallacious reporting doesn’t just blur the line between fact and fiction, it encourages rumor, innuendo and falsehood, leaving any discerning person to question the validity of all news.