The Quest for Objectivity

Sevareid, Eric
December 1999
Nieman Reports;Winter99/Spring2000, Vol. 53/54 Issue 4/1, p106
Presents an excerpt from the text of a speech given by reporter Eric Sevareid in the Fourth Annual Elmer Davis Memorial Lecture at Columbia University in December 1970 which deals with objectivity in journalism.


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