Journalism is the practice of writing about current events. Those who practice journalism are known as journalists. Journalism is often referred to as the "first draft of history."

The main activity of journalism is the reporting of events by stating the journalistic parameters of who, what, when, where, and how and commenting on the significance of the event. Journalism exists in a number of media: newspapers, television, radio and magazines, with Internet journalism being a newcomer.

Generally, a distinction is drawn between straight reporting (just the facts), op-ed columns (opinion and editorial comment from one author), and editorials, the official opinions of the paper.

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