It’s Time For Journalism Educators To Rethink ‘Objectivity’ And Teach More About Context

Journalists In A Post-Objectivity World

Tom Warhover, Missouri School of Journalism: “Objectivity is an ethos built on the “shall nots” rather than the things that journalists might stand for. We shall not have insights independent of those we quote; we shall not take sides, even in things as fundamental as a better community; we shall not have feelings; we shall not be biased. Objectivity says, in essence, that journalists are not human. So how did we get to this place in journalism, and what do we do about it?”