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Journalist Confessional.org

Why Needed?


Recently, post-Blair "inside journalism" talk has been rife with religious metaphor. Many professional associations (see below) have call -ed for brother and sister journalists to attend ethics revival meetings. A few published special reports focusing on the tenets of journalistic faith and the sins of specific reporters within the cloistered media society. Some journalists have publicly "confessed" their sins [...] Read more

How it works: 8 Easy Steps

  • Click on Confessional Booth Velvet Curtains to enter
  • Carefully review the Tenets of Journalistic Faith
  • Click to choose one of three your atonement
  • Click to choose one of three options for Penance
  • remain anonymous or to post email your confession
  • Click on beads to Go To "Ethics Sites" Journalism.org Code
  • After adding your name and Email media employer's name
  • Click on Button to View your Confession enjoy full experience
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Sinner Stats


Love the sinner; hate the sin. Journalist Confes- sional.org posts our database tracking of sin- ner's sins as a public service that you will love to hate. To view, Click the "About Journalist Confessional" button at top of this page or Click on "See Sinner Stats" button below.

Data results include: total number of confes- sions Sent and the sub-totals [...] Read more
Warning: We only deal with Journalistic sin at JournalistConfessional.org

Journalist Confessional.org is an Artwork

Journalist Confessional.org is the 2nd of 3 website artworks created by Rhonda Roland Shearer (with Soojin Kim). Journalist Confessional.org joins the first, Stinky Journalism.org in what Shearer calls an interactive and theme-based trilogy in time, and triptych in Internet space.

Rhonda Roland Shearer started as a bronze sculptor [...]

Click image to see Shearer's Work In Timeline
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Artist Statement: “Who needs objects when effecting change in beliefs through historical intervention is more universally and directly achieved. As an artist, I am free to dance through and across boundaries of many fields of knowledge; see, think, measure what is in front of me, and the fixed believers and those in control of orthodoxy of any field be damned. Working directly with history as the art, I can affect real emotions, and changes in thought and vision – something I believe painting and sculpture no longer can incite in the passive viewer.” -- Rhonda Roland Shearer , 1/15/04, New York City, Artist, Director, Art Science Research Laboratory [...] Read more

Why Confess?



Since the times of the early scribes, unburdening guilt through philosophical writings has served a dual purpose: as a private therapeutic ritual and publishing confessions for public consumption. Saint Augustine is the poster boy for such soulful, and sometimes humorous, musings.

On a tight deadline? Journalists Confessional.org offers a one-stop confessional site where [...] Read more
Bare witness to sin; soul search; give support with Amens and Hallelujahs.

Absolving shame through the act of private or public confession can help brother and sister journalists come to terms with the sources of their guilt. Divergences from Tenets of Journalistic Faith--from the large-scale Blair and Glass scandals to the smallest sin of misspelling--can all be avoided, even within the demands of the daily news cycle. All the Journalist must do is visit Journalist Confessional.org and review and confess his/her sins on a weekly basis [...] Read more

Art Science Research Laboratory



Since the times of the early scribes, unburdening guilt through philosophical writings has served a dual purpose: as a private therapeutic ritual and publishing confessions for public consumption. Saint Augustine is the poster boy for such soulful, and sometimes humorous, musings.

On a tight deadline? Journalists Confessional.org offers a one-stop confessional site where [...] Read more
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Rhonda Roland Shearer considers the number of visitors as denoting ths size of this artwork, Jouurnalist Confessional.org.
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