Journalists worried about press freedom

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Washington Times, by Renee Garfinkel Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Mon, 15 43 2017 04:43:57 GMT Journalists from around the world gathered last week at the Jerusalem Press Club for a conference on Freedom of the Press in the Digital Age, with veteran journalist Carl Bernstein as the keynote speaker. (Snip) A key word here is “professional.” Journalists, unlike lawyers, doctors and other professionals, qualify for no license and are not sanctioned for malpractice (unless it reaches the level of libel). “Citizen journalists” and indeed anyone with an agenda and an internet connection can report “news,” which then echoes unchecked, leaving digital scars – remnants of untrue stories which remain online even when corrected ‘ long

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