What are the primary functions of a journalist?

Journalism involves collecting facts, researching details, investigating happenings, and narrating it all in a unique style. Journalists use the storytelling approach to convey the news and invoke emotions.

Here are the primary functions of a journalist:

  • Political function: Offering information to the audience to help them take political decisions
  • Economic function: Offering information about products, goods, and services
  • Sentry function: Informing the public about current and upcoming issues
  • Record-Keeping function: Keeping a track of all local, national, and world news
  • Entertainment function: Helping the audience take a break from stressful news
  • Transforming public opinion: It takes good quality journalism that preserves the facts to break harmful perceptions and form new ones in the minds of the public