Journalist’s Should Never Lie

Ethics are moral principles or values that every author or writer should have.

As being a journalist, plagiarism is part of their career that later affects them in life.

Based on the story of “Jimmy’s World” by Janet Crook. She had made the story seemed so real, that made people believe that there was an actual boy name Jimmy.

Later, the story had won the Pulitzer Prize but had to return it back because the story was a fabrication. She made the story seem so believable.

Her story was mainly about a boy name Jimmy who was only 8 years old and he was an addict of the third-generation heroin. Living in Southeast Washington, D.C.

“Jimmy is 8 years old and a third-generation heroin addict, a precocious little boy with sandy hair, velvety  brown eyes and needle marks freckling the baby-smooth skin of his thin brown arms.”

According to the movie called “Shattered Glass” by Billy Ray, it was based on a journalist name Stephen Glass.

Stephen Glass had worked for the “New Republic Magazine”. His job was to interview people and write about them in the magazine. It came to the point where his stories were fake, made up.

His stories were part of fabrication. out of 27 of 41 were fake stories in the magazine. He later was suspended for two years and later got fired. Now, he wants to become a lawyer.

He often said, “I’m sorry, are you mad at me“.

Being another case of fabrication, Brian Williams was also part of this situation.

He lied about being on a Chinook helicopter that was forced down by a grenade but it was another helicopter that was hit, not the one he was on.

He was later suspended for six months without no pay from his post the “NBC Nightly News”.

“As a tiny child, it was the only job I could imagine doing.”