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Solidarity eclipses objectivity as journalism’s dominant ideal
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Sept. 30, 2010, 6 p.m.

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Solidarity eclipses objectivity as journalism’s dominant ideal
“Objectivity as an aspirational ideal ends up encouraging journalists to avoid addressing what matters.”
Nonprofit journalism finally builds scale
“Nonprofit news has created meaningful new reporting capacity for American journalism, but its long-term success and impact depend upon it becoming a much larger and smarter business.”
Global cynicism about democracy will expose media to attack
“China’s and Russia’s global influence operations won’t need to resort to fake news to exploit the genuine dysfunctions in the American system.”