Naveed Ahmad replied 28th Aug '14:
Journalists do matter as persons when they write or air any news. A journalist's personal credibility definitely impacts the news he/she is bringing to the world. The slant or tilt can easily be traced by slightly scratching the surface and looking at the archives of the reporter. However, today's cut-throat competition has sucked journalists in the trend of opinionating news-writing and news reporting. Highly glamorized TV journalism has been partly responsible for journalists trying to become the focus of attention.
Tinashe Venge replied 28th Aug '14:
Newsmakers shouldn't be the focus of attention; news should be the focus of attention. If it's brought to us by "News Makers" or "Experts" doesn't make a difference as long as the content is relevant, accurate and informative.