A reality check: How journalists’ role perceptions impact their implementation of the objectivity norm

  title={A reality check: How journalists’ role perceptions impact their implementation of the objectivity norm},
  author={Morten Skovsgaard and Erik Alb{\ae}k and Peter Bro and Claes H. De Vreese},
  pages={22 - 42}
Objectivity is a cornerstone in the journalistic profession. There is a widespread acknowledgement that a one-to-one representation of reality is not possible, and thus the norm must be interpreted by journalists in their daily work. Based on a journalist survey among Danish journalists (N = 2008) we find that journalists’ role perceptions have substantial explanatory power in regard to how journalists implement the objectivity norm. The objectivity norm pervades the news production process by… 

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