JOURNALISM AND JOURNALISTS AS A RESEARCH FIELD: A REIVEW OF LITERATURE

Dr. Bashir Memon

Abstract


The   profession   of   journalism   along   with   its   audiences also depends on its professionals (journalists) to  continue  its  existence.  Particularly,  the  strengths   and weaknesses,  qualities  and  characteristics  of  journalism  of any  country  and  culture have dependency on the conditions and status of news workers  of that country and culture. This contribution proposes  significance  of studying  journalists  on whom the profession somehow depends. Moreover, it highlights how the studies of journalism, the profession called the first draft of history, have been getting the status of an international tradition and being accepted among scholars. To signify to journalism and journalists as a field of research a few number of journalism and journalistic studies, conducted in the various parts of world, have been enumerated. Further various opinions of some authors have been cited to sensitize that journalists, in addition to their professional role, are also members of some society like other common people. Hence, they have also some religion, culture and political ideology which make them prone to err and misconduct, therefore, not only the profession but also the professionals of journalism deserve to be studied to make them accountable.

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