Oftentimes, we will turn to a news channel to find out what is occurring in the world
around us. Sadly, we will oftentimes find various news commentators who simply refuse to
report on the truth of a matter. Whether it be because the subject does not match their
political views, or simply because they are fearful of being scoffed for reporting the truth.
However, the excellent news commentator will speak with honesty on a particular subject;
putting his own personal bias aside.
As time goes on, many reporters seem to be forgetting
the importance of reporting without prejudice. The purpose of this essay is to explain the
tremendous importance of reporting unbiased.
The first essential element of unbiased reporting is to research a topic thoroughly
before reporting on it. Without proper knowledge of a particular topic, a news commentator
may flounder and merely resort to bias opinions. But the expert news reporter relies on facts
and truth; not his own subjective opinion.
Clearly, if a reporter does not research a matter
then he will not be prepared to report about it honestly and truthfully.
The second and most irrefutable reason behind bias reporting is political party. The
shocking moment when a newscaster no longer shows respect for the interviewee simply
because of his party affiliation is depressing yet common. Sometimes a news channel may
seem more like a debate between different political parties than an actual news report!
However, the expert news commentator will set his political views aside, and report with
integrity and respect. When a person desires the sincere truth of a matter, he will often turn
to the unbias and respectful news reporter; rather than a reporter who is trying to
manipulate people to join his political affiliation.
It may prove difficult to put opinions aside and do genuine research on a topic to
remain unbiased in reporting. Nevertheless, the respect a reporter will gain from his peers
and news watchers is invaluable. The news reporter who trudges onward to report on the
truth of a particular event (despite the fear in his heart of how others will react to the truth)
is quite respectable. If more and more news reporters remain bias and refuse to report the
truth then the future of news reporting and journalism may be doomed to be no longer about
the truth, but rather, subjective opinion and favoritism.