Monday, January 24, 2011

Reflection 1-Liau Zheng En

  1. Based on your understanding of facts and opinions, why do you think this is important to reporters/journalists in the world of online journalism?

When writing a report, it should not be bias or subjective as this might lead to posting their opinion which may be inaccurate or even wrong, and lead to misunderstanding. Since information can be easily viewed throughout the world, this might result in some disputes and create unnecessary trouble.

2. How could the limitations explored in one of the articles be controlled?

To prevent misunderstanding and confusion, the information can be only edited by certain people, which would prevent the chance from having inaccurate information. New information can be verified first before being posted online. Journalists and reporters should be sure of what is written online, and that they have permission to use or write about certain information. Since there is a large number of websites and sources, readers can triangulate or collaborate the information from different sources and identify which articles are relevant.

3. What are some responsibilities of discerning readers?

Discerning readers should be aware of the information posted online and distinguish fact from opinion. Readers should also find information from different sources to have a better understanding of the incident, which would prevent misunderstanding.

1 comment:

  1. You brought up some intelligent and interesting things about triangulating information from different sources. Yes, I definitely agree with you on that. As readers, we cannot take what's written, especially in the news, at face value.I'm impressed by your maturity.