Journalists are the gate-keepers of the truth in our society. It is our responsibility to be fair and ethical in our pursuit of the truth. Being factual is just as important as it is to be fair.
We must be careful which frames we view and tell stories as journalists. Our frames determine how the public will view and remember the biggest stories of our time.
My favorite type of stories to write are profile pieces. The ability to sit down with someone for hours and get to know their likes, dislikes, and quirks has always been appealing to me.
As Henry Anatole Grunwald once said, “Journalism can never be silent: that is its greatest virtue and its greatest fault. It must speak, and speak immediately, while the echoes of wonder, the claims of triumph and the signs of horror are still in the air.”