The value of journalism

Can a journalist be an expert? The value of journalistic endeavour is not in the rigour or appeal to the nature of the reliability of qualitative or quantitative research, but in their unconventional methods of learning about a situation in a political or social climate.

To hide in a boot of a car in Zimbabwe; to find the man or representative transexual on the clapham omnibus, or just living in the social climate of Mumbai, is enough for one to get that feel of what it is like to live in the environs of where you are reporting, they are amateur ethnographers, or perhaps, they could be the best ethnographers you can get?

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