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