"What is journalism?" A live discussion with CAJ report author Patrick Brethour
On Thursday, July 19 we held an online talk about the CAJ Ethics Comittee's latest report: What is Journalism?
The report identified three criteria that must be met in order for something to be considered journalism: A combination of evidence-based research with storytelling to inform communities about issues they value; An element of original production and; a conscious decision to provide clear and accurate facts, opinion and debate within a situation.
These criteria are just a jumping off point, though; the report's authors want it to serve as part of the conversation about the role our profession plays in a rapidly-evolving media environment.
Report author Patrick Brethour will be answering your questions and engaging in discussion about what journalism is. The live chat will be moderated by J-Source ethics editor Romayne Smith Fullerton.
Read the transcript of the chat here or search the hashtag #WhatIsJournalism on Twitter to see what was said.