The Road Traveled From Journalism to Jail

Sylvester, David A.
June 2006
Nieman Reports;Summer2006, Vol. 60 Issue 2, p99
The article presents the author's reflections on being a journalist and getting arrested for protesting the policies and practices of the School of the Americas. He posits that investigative journalism is non-objective as opposed to the principle that journalism must be objective and impartial. The truth takes sides and truth-seeking is the courage that is missing in journalism. He believes that the absence of consciousness and compassion is a problem of journalism.


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