In Panel #1: The Role and Responsibility of Traditional Media, moderator Sara Beale, the Charles L. B. Lowndes Professor of Law at Duke University School of Law, talks with a panel of veteran reporters, journalism academics, and experts in the legal side of journalism. The far-ranging discussion covers the basic tenets of journalistic ethics, famous journalistic controversies, and the difficulties faced by print reporters who increasingly have to cover more ground with fewer resources.
Today when politicians are taking full advantage of their positions, an evil nexus of mafia and crime syndicate is making the life of the common man miserable, taxpayer’s money is siphoned out for the personal gain of the influential and ordinary people are a mere spectator-media has a grater responsibility As the fourth pillar of democracy along with judiciary, executive and legislature, media of today has an all embracing role to act against the injustice, oppression, misdeeds and partiality of our society.
From the days abode, media has remained an integral part of human civilization.
It is interesting to see the first, somewhat oblique, published reactions to , by those who defend our right to conquer South Vietnam and institute a government of our choice. For example, Robert Scalapino (, December 11, 1966) argues that the thesis of the book implies that our leaders are “diabolical.” Since no right-thinking person can believe this, the thesis is refuted. To assume otherwise would betray “irresponsibility,” in a unique sense of this term—a sense that gives an ironic twist to the title of this essay. He goes on to point out the alleged central weakness in the argument of the book, namely, the failure to perceive that a serious attempt on our part to pursue the possibilities for a diplomatic settlement would have been interpreted by our adversaries as a sign of weakness.