What is Journalism?

“Journalism is the practice of investigation and reporting of events, issues, and trends to a broad audience. Although there is much variation within journalism, the ideal is to inform the citizenry.”

— Wikipedia

“Only an informed public can defend itself against power seekers who threaten its freedoms.”

— Excerpt from Globe and Mail Mandate

“Freedom of the press and freedom of expression are fundamental rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and supported by the United Nations Charter.”

— Jean Ping, President of the General Assembly, World Press Freedom Day, 2005