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Articles tagged objectivity (48)

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
“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.”
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.
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. Nicholas Diakopoulos
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
Linda Greenhouse says journalists need to watch out for regression to a phony mean. Linda Greenhouse
Does the quest for balance in news stories open journalists up to claims of bias? It’s all about the framing. Jonathan Stray
Huh’s new news startup Circa, set to launch this summer, aims to re-imagine news consumption for a meme-friendly time.
“Truth vigilante” or no, the hubbub over fact-checking in news articles gets at some deeper issues about how journalists view their own work.