Being a mouthpiece for the public’s news isn’t easy. There are a lot of issues and problems that come with it. There is the responsibility that you have to report what is happening and what is making news without allowing personal beliefs to come into play.
One of the most important things that a media worker needs to learn is to allow personal beliefs to be put to the side. Very few reporters have the luxury of working for extreme media outlets that allowed them to express things such as “The War is fake” or other items. Instead they must report the facts the way the facts are.
This can be extremely hard when there are issues that are extremely sensitive in nature. Many media workers are forced to make a decision on whether they should report the issues in a neutral way or pass on a career opportunity.
There is no right or wrong answer for a media worker to follow. The ethics issue and reporting on what is right or wrong in the world can be a bit tough. It’s more about personal boundaries and what feels best for a media worker. Some media workers can take the challenge and report on issues with no problems, however there are some that have problems with violating personal ethics.
Knowing where to draw the line when you are a media worker will allow you to work in a safe comfortable environment that allows you to report on what you want and when you want to. Just remember that if you are reporting on something that doesn’t feel right it will clearly come across on print and screen that you did not want to report on that in the first place and could possibly taint the way the public reads the articles.