Al Jazeera Journalism Review
Mohammad Ahdad is a journalist with the Al Jazeera Media Institute. He is the author of the book, "A Hand in the Water and a Hand in the Fire," about investigative journalism.
Journalism and sociology cannot be at odds since they are based on the same principle, and they use the same tools to construct social analyses. Still, the two disciplines do not see eye to eye. The sociologist sees the journalist as superficial, while the journalist sees the sociologist as cloistered in an ivory tower.