Posts from July 28, 2003

Objectivity schmobjectivity

Objectivity schmobjectivity
: Robert L. Bartley, editor emeritus of the Wall Street Journal, writes today that objectivity in journalism is dead. But he writes about it from the wrong perspective, that of the journalists and their institutions, saying that objectivity is hard to maintain.

I look at it from the audience’s perspective instead. I’ve been saying in this space for sometime the success of both FoxNews and weblogs indicate that the audience expects opinion — and straightforward honesty about that opinion.

: Hylton Jolliffe of Corante also sends us to this article, Rethinking Objectivity.

: See also Bradford Pilcher.