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  1. Oct 2017
    1. Critical thinking is, in short, self-directed, self-disciplined, self-monitored, and self-corrective thinking

      Critical thinking has more to do with one's inner self, than outside influences.

    2. People who think critically consistently attempt to live rationally, reasonably, empathically.

      The way an individual critically thinks, and how often they do it can affect their lifestyle.

    1. But journalists' words, visuals and text deeply influence others.

      This can be harmful because a certain bias that a journalist has can rub of on the audience that is observing the work of the journalist.

    2. In reporting inequality strictly through the social-order lens, however, journalists can be complicit in perpetuating beliefs about minority groups.

      This is important because often time, how a journalist decides to cover a story concerning a specific minority, or minority group, can lead the public to believe what the journalist believes.

    1. Ensureheadlines,images,captions,andgraphicsarefairandresponsibleintheirdepictionofpeopleofcolor,andcoverageoftheissues.

      Especially with the issue of portrayal of blacks in the media, it is important that African Americans and other minority races are properly and appropriately portrayed.

    2. “Language matters, and we need more tools to move our race conversations forward in more accurate, fair, and productive ways.”

      In order to properly discuss any topics regarding race, especially in American journalism, it is essential that clear, understandable, and professional language is utilized.

    1. Ethical journalism means taking responsibility for one’s work and explaining one’s decisions to the public.

      Journalists have the "burden" of using the information they report on to the public in a positive way.

    2. The highest and primary obligation of ethical journalism is to serve the public.

      Journalism is a duty to the public; it serves the public with raw and uncut information, and hopefully this information is in good moral standing, meaning that it is as near to the truth as possible.

    1. Critical thinking is the intellectually disciplined process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and/or evaluating information gathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, or communication, as a guide to belief and action.

      According to this definition of critical thinking, we can infer that critical thinking requires a deep thought process, and it forces one to intensely elaborate on whatever is being asked to think about/write about/discuss