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Articles tagged objectivity (42)

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“Investigative journalism may have pride of place within the mythology of American news, but that’s not really what journalists have been up to, by and large.”
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Says the editor of De Correspondent: “I don’t believe in ‘the news’ in the objective sense of the word. You can describe the world in infinite ways, and ‘the news’ happens to be one of them.” Loes Witschge
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“When you’re writing, especially journalism internationally, there is sort of a lack of cognizance around the facts that you’re not writing solely for an American audience anymore.”
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Plus: The debate over transparency and objectivity, more fallout from gun record publication, the Bradley Manning case, and the rest of the week’s media/tech news.
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As algorithms play an ever-larger role in how we get news and information, it’s important to realize the ways that bias — intentional or not — can seep into their decisions. Nick Diakopoulos
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If you want to charge readers for journalism, you have to prove its value — and that means getting beyond he-said-she-said and the view from nowhere. Ken Doctor
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