Common misconceptions about journalism

There are myths or adages about every profession, and journalism is no different. It often seems like a major aspect of a professional’s job is to bust the myths.

As a student of journalism, you may have come across some misconceptions, some of which make you laugh and others that leave you confused. Here are some common misconceptions about journalism:

  • Journalists are filthy rich
  • Journalism jobs are comfortable and journalists receive scoops over calls or emails
  • There is no honest journalism
  • Media is not trustworthy
  • Journalism is dying as a profession
  • Journalists are overly competitive and cannot stand other journalists
  • A journalist’s job is to scandalize everything