Journalism is an important component in a democratic society. This text covers journalism, and examines several important roles and issues related to journalism. Journalism is a form of writing that tells people about things that really happened, but that they might not have known about already. Journalism is a form of communication, but it is distinct from other forms. It is unique because it’s a one-way message, or story, from the journalist to the audience. It’s most unique because the message is not typically the journalist’s personal story or subjective thoughts. Instead, the journalist acts as a conduit, narrating an objective story about something that happened or is happening, based on his or her observations and discoveries.