The Newsroom's Disdain for Revealing Reporters' Political Leanings

September 2009
Nieman Reports;Fall2009, Vol. 63 Issue 3, p63
The author expresses his views on newsrooms' policy of restraining journalists from giving their political opinions and getting involved in community life. He criticizes the practice of restricting journalists to be neutral by concealing political opinions, arguing that this creates a distorted ethical landscape. The author believes that journalism is being devalued by political impartiality and that the role of the press in democracy is marginalized.


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