TITLE

The Newsroom's Disdain for Revealing Reporters' Political Leanings

AUTHOR(S)
RICHARDSON, REED
PUB. DATE
September 2009
SOURCE
Nieman Reports;Fall2009, Vol. 63 Issue 3, p63
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Opinion
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
44784556

 

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