Credibility is crucial to a journalist's career, as well as the overall success of a publication. A journalist's credibility is both their trustworthiness and proficiency. Without these two key aspects, a writer's career is looked down upon and not respected. With the growth of the Internet in modern times, a need for web credibility is also necessary when posting web-based news. Integrity is one of a journalist's main code of ethics, which connects straight to credibility in the end.
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