Journalism is a profession that involves collecting information about a particular subject, then reporting findings and conclusions to a wider audience through print, digital or broadcast media. Journalists report information in the form of investigative reports, news, features, columns and reviews. Investigative reports and feature articles are longer forms that fully develop a story and include more detail. News, columns and reviews are shorter article forms intended to address a specific topic without expanding into as much detail.
The purpose of journalism is to research and report events that impact people’s lives and society in different ways. Different types of journalism cover various aspects of life that impact society, appeal to assorted audiences and have varying requirements for objectively reporting facts.