Read Brent Cunningham's oft-quoted piece, "Re-thinking Objectivity," in its entirety at The Columbia Journalism Review website.
For a slightly different take on the issue of objectivity in journalism, see John Judis' piece in The New Republic.
Don't let "objectivity" replace thorough reporting, says this essay from the American Press Institute: Using a "neutral voice, without a discipline of verification, creates a veneer covering something hollow."
Journalism is now more about providing context and interpreting information than it is about delivering "just the facts," says the Nieman Journalism Lab's Jonathan Stray. "The messy complexity of providing real narratives in a real world is much less authoritative ground" than providing "objective facts," he says.
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
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