Dying to Blog

The Journalistic Oath should be akin to the oath in a courtroom. Image courtesy of Getty Images via Huffpost.

The Journalistic Oath should be akin to the oath in a courtroom. Image courtesy of Getty Images via Huffpost.

With the past events of a blogger killed and three others wounded, it may give other bloggers a moment of pause. Is Freedom of Speech worth dying for? This blogger and hopefully many others believes it is.

With the corruption of media outlets being owned by only a handful of gatekeepers, it’s often the blogger that can bring out the truth. Especially, with the recent election scandals.

Sure, like anywhere else on the Web, bloggers can be just as irresponsible with their words, beliefs, and information. When did The Oath of Journalism ever get so twisted?

It wasn’t the oath that lost it’s validity, but some of the journalists.

Without the constraints of media moguls slanting our words, many bloggers have become a powerful force. So this blogger is sending out a plea to news writers:  Write by the oath.  There is a great responsibility in sharing news and information.  Decide if you want to be the one who has the integrity to write the unbiased facts or just a writer who is a puppet for others.

Because it does matter. People are dying to tell the truth.

 

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About thewritegirlforthejob

During college, I began my writing career as a reporter for a newspaper. After graduating with honors in 2004, I continued my journalism and public relations education at Barry University and Empire State College(graduating with a BA). As a freelance writer, I have over 100+ published works and have had the honor of authoring the commissioned book, History Restored. Since starting my writing career, I've edited more books for authors rather than complete my own - since work comes first before I have the pleasure to write. I've been very lucky to be given the gift of having a very supportive family that has allowed me to share my passion of creating and writing and can already see my youngest wanting a page of her own soon.
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