Friday, September 29, 2006

Objective Reporters

In other journalism news: Newsweek had an interesting article about journalists expressing their opinions. Normally we think that journalists are not supposed to have opinions or biases, but face it, they all do. A good journalist is able to admit they have opinions, but those opinions do not show in their writings. That is really hard for people to understand because on a day-to-day basis, we all express our opinions in thousands of ways. It is never going to be possible to completely keep one’s opinion out of one's writing, but with a conscious effort, it is possible to write objectively and honestly. That is the goal of every good journalist.

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