“The ideal of objectivity, properly understood, is vital not only for responsible journalism but responsible scientific inquiry, informed public policy deliberations and fair ethical and legal decision. The peculiar Western attempt to be objective is a long, honorable tradition that is part of our continuing struggle to discern and communicate significant, well-grounded truths and make fair decisions in society,” [UBC journalism professor Stephen J. Ward] writes in his book [Invention of Journalism Ethics].
Can these lofty ideals can be translated in the rough and tumble of the workaday world of journalism? —Judith Ince —Journalism’s ‘Ethical Vertigo’ (The Tyee)
Thanks for the link, Jim!