Abbas Nasir on Journalism Ethics

Jan 26th, 2012 | By | Category: Dawn, Ethics

HoshMedia has done a great service to media. They sat down with respected veteran journalist Abbas Nasir (Dawn) to talk about fundamentals of good journalism including the difference between opinion and fact, properly using anonymous sources and intelligence sources, and avoiding traps in the ratings race during times of tragedy. The advice in these short videos is excellent, and can really be summed up in one important reminder: As a journalist, your obligation is to the truth, not any particular agenda. But don’t take our word for it, we’ll let Abbas Nasir tell it:

News vs. Opinion

Conflict of Interest

Quoting Anonymous Sources

Intelligence Sources

The Ratings Race in times of Tragedy

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