Author: Fairpress editorial
News is the basic form of journalism. It is the shortest and most accessible form of written, spoken and visual information about an event. News is information about current events. Journalists collect information about an event, person, or occurrence of public interest and inform the public about it. News information should contain facts, it needs to be concise and straightforward, clear, accurate and precise. News in the newspapers has a so-called head and so-called body. Namely, regarding the rule of the head, the most important part of information should be pointed out immediately at the beginning. The complete news corresponds to five key questions (who, what, where, when, why), i.e. the so-called 5 W’s.
This branch is related to topics about political science. Journalists in this branch should study and observe political actors and figures, political bodies, political campaigns and events. At the same time, they need to report in an impartial and objective manner. It is important to emphasize that political journalism is crucial to the potential of making changes and it is crucial for the functioning of democracy. Political journalism should supervise, i.e. have the role of a watchdog and give the public information and also provide a forum for political discussions and debates, thus helping citizens to understand political issues and to prevent the abuse of the power by politicians and other political actors.
Business journalism refers to reporting and writing about
The already mentioned Financial Journalism in the Business Journalism category above, refers to figures. Namely, it refers to facts and figures related to the financial changes that occur. Areas that fall under financial journalism are news about stock markets, financial information about companies, changes in any financial rules, legislation and regulations in any country, and so on.
Read about the other types of journalism based on topics covered by it in the following article.
This article was created with the support of the Fund for the Promotion of Pluralism and Diversity of Electronic Media within the project “Media Reality” – Developing and Encouraging the Media Literacy Programme