Thursday, March 12, 2015

The First Amendment and why you should love it

For aspiring journalism students, there is one Amendment they should know, The First Amendment.  
The First Amendment is in the United States Constitution, and one of the 10 Bill of Rights.
It reads: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
            Now for myself, I came to the understanding that it is a lot more then just putting simple captions to nice photos.
Journalists need to know when they have crossed the line when dealing with other people.
We need to understand when we are invading someone else’s privacy.

Another thing I learned is that journalists have to tell the truth. They cannot print anything that is a lie. Doing so would be unethical and should be cause for the loss of their job or worst, their credibility.

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