Archive for May 1st, 2008

Who we are, who we aren’t and shouldn’t be

1 May 2008

Salil Tripathi takes on P. Sainath in today’s Mint:

“A journalist is supposed to be good at observing facts, reporting them accurately and objectively, and telling stories. A journalist is not a post-trauma counsellor, therapist, medical assistant, or someone who can compensate victims financially or represent them legally.

“Accepting this circumscribed role requires humility: Journalists are neither qualified nor elected to play roles requiring different skills.”

Read the full article: Media and moral outrage

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