Journalistic Objectivity Sours Wall Street Reporting - In the News Journalistic Objectivity Sours Wall Street Reporting Posted on Sep 25, 2011 In an attempt “not to judge either side” involved in the anti-corporate demonstrations that have gone on near Wall Street since Sept. 17, New York Times reporter Brian Stelter used the word “battle” in a tweet to describe Saturday’s altercation between police and protesters, in which officers pepper-sprayed apparently peaceful demonstrators.
Media / Political Bias There is no such thing as an objective point of view. No matter how much we may try to ignore it, human communication always takes place in a context, through a medium, and among individuals and groups who are situated historically, politically, economically, and socially. Media and Political Bias
Language, Politics, and Journalistic Objectivity
FOX News, MSNBC and Objectivity - Objectivity in Cable News This is a confusing time for journalism students. Professors stress the importance of objectivity in reporting, but some of the most prominent journalists in the country - the hosts of cable TV talk shows - are anything but objective. So what's going on? What's going on is that two of the three main cable news channels - FOX News and MSNBC - have discovered that opinion-based talk shows get high ratings. High ratings mean more money for these networks, so there's little incentive for either FOX or MSNBC to change their formats any time soon. FOX, on the one hand, is the conservative alternative for people who believe the so-called mainstream media have a liberal bent.
We have a lot to complain about in the way most media have handled economic stories. Even the so-called public media outlets such as NPR have been problematic. Here is the text of a speech I gave at an Indymedia Conference in Oakland, CA – Nov. 13, 2010 dealing with one of journalism’s sacred cows -objectivity- and its effect on economic stories. Journalistic Objectivity and Economic Stories
Journalism, as we've known it, has been mourned deeply over the last few years. The Internet has changed everything. "Citizen journalism," a phrase that still inspires dirty looks at most journalism conferences, has blurred the lines between objectivity and subjectivity, paid and unpaid labor, news and opinion. It gives veteran journalists agita to imagine totally untrained people messing around in their exclusive, albeit hardscrabble, club. With all this reshaping and shifting of our industry, all this talk about changing financial models and publishing structures, now is an opportune time to question one of the field's most defended values: objectivity. This issue has been particularly present for me as I'm on the final stages of writing a book -- a collection of profiles of ten people under 35 who are doing interesting social justice work. Questioning Journalistic Objectivity
Public Journalism and the Problem of Objectivity
CBS News‘s Bob Schieffer is the classic American establishment TV journalist: unfailingly deferential to the politically powerful personalities who parade before him, and religiously devoted to what he considers his own “objectivity,” which ostensibly requires that he never let his personal opinions affect or be revealed by his journalism. Watch how thoroughly and even proudly he dispenses with both of those traits when interviewing Ron Paul last Sunday on Face the Nation regarding Paul’s foreign policy views. Bob Schieffer, Ron Paul and journalistic "objectivity" - Glenn Greenwald
Origins of Objectivity - Richard Kaplan
Transformation of the Press - Richard Kaplan