Pick a news event from the past week that caught your attention. It could be local, national or international. Discuss briefly, why you think it’s important, and how it fits into the overall mission of journalism. These are some of categories as part of the mission of journalism:
To tell the truth; provide verified information; independence from special interests; provide a check on power; provide a public forum; bring attention to important matters; bring attention to things that may not seem important, by making them interesting.