The Neutrality Maze

Kors, Joshua
June 2008
Nieman Reports;Summer2008, Vol. 62 Issue 2, p71
The author offers opinions on journalistic objectivity. The idea that objectivity consists of presenting "both sides" of a story is derided as simplistic. Most reporters find that a single story contains as many viewpoints as there are persons involved in the event or issue. The author's own work reporting on faulty medical care given soldiers wounded in the Iraq War by U.S. Army doctors and hospital facilities is given as an example. He recalls testifying as a witness before a U.S. House Committee on Veterans Affairs hearing on the issue.


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