Who we are, who we aren’t and shouldn’t be

Salil Tripathi takes on P. Sainath in today’s Mint:

“A journalist is supposed to be good at observing facts, reporting them accurately and objectively, and telling stories. A journalist is not a post-trauma counsellor, therapist, medical assistant, or someone who can compensate victims financially or represent them legally.

“Accepting this circumscribed role requires humility: Journalists are neither qualified nor elected to play roles requiring different skills.”

Read the full article: Media and moral outrage

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.