News with a View: Essays on the Eclipse of Objectivity in Modern Journalism
Modern mainstream journalism faces a very real disturbance of its foundational premise that credible news is gathered and articulated from an ... Show synopsis Modern mainstream journalism faces a very real disturbance of its foundational premise that credible news is gathered and articulated from an objective stance. This volume offers new examinations of how the traditional notion of objectivity is changing as professional journalists grapple with a rapidly evolving news terrain--one that has become increasingly crowded by those with no journalistic credentials. Examining historical antecedents, current dilemmas with objectivity, international aspects, and theoretical considerations, contributors makes the unique case that the journalist's impulse to hold onto objectivity, and to ignore the increasing amount of subjectivities to which citizens are attuned, actually contributes to the news media's disconnect from today's news consumer. By revealing how traditional journalism needs to incorporate "post-objective" stances, these essays stimulate further thought and conversation about news with a view in both theory and practice.