Objectivity in Journalism

Objectivity in Journalism

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Objectivity in journalism is a key topic for debate in media, communication and journalism studies, and has been the subject of intensive historical and sociological research. In the first study of its kind, Steven Maras surveys the different viewpoints and perspectives on objectivity. Going beyond a denunciation or defence of journalistic objectivity, Maras critically examines the different scholarly and professional arguments made in the area. Structured around key questions, the book considers the origins and history of objectivity, its philosophical influences, the main objections and defences, and questions of values, politics and ethics. This book examines debates around objectivity as a transnational norm, focusing on the emergence of objectivity in the US, while broadening out discussion to include developments around objectivity in the UK, Australia, Asia and other regions.How we answer this question has important ramifications for our view of objectivity. ... the view that a#39;a reporter should be as a mere machine to repeat, in spite of editorial suggestion or dictationa#39; (Pray 1855: 472). ... After all, a camera merely records events, it doesna#39;t investigate, explore or discover facts; it cannot distinguishanbsp;...

Title:Objectivity in Journalism
Author:Steven Maras
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2013-04-03


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