Partisan News, the Myth of Objectivity, and the Standards of Responsible Journalism

@article{Meyers2020PartisanNT,
  title={Partisan News, the Myth of Objectivity, and the Standards of Responsible Journalism},
  author={C. Meyers},
  journal={Journal of Media Ethics},
  year={2020},
  volume={35},
  pages={180 - 194}
}
  • C. Meyers
  • Published 2020
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Media Ethics
  • ABSTRACT Objective reporting was once among the foundational norms of U.S. journalism. The emergence of alternative and economically successful partisan models exemplified by Fox News, talk radio, and a range of online sources has forced reconsideration of this norm. In this paper I argue that responsible reporting can also be partisan; the proper standard is not (putative) objectivity, but a commitment to fulfill the public’s right to know through accurate and comprehensive reporting. I… CONTINUE READING

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