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Objectivity in Journalism

Peter Schwartz

Presented at: Lyceum 1999

Date: Jul 09, 1999

Many of us have had the experience of reading a newspaper story and becoming indignant at what we regard as biased, or non-objective, journalism. 

But what actually constitutes objectivity in journalism? Is the standard for objectivity in journalism different from that in any other field? Is objective reporting possible if the reporter is influenced by particular values? Is it possible if he is not? 

This lecture addresses these questions and explains the proper relationship between a journalist's ideas and his reporting. 

(This is a repeat of a talk given in 1985.)

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Parts: 1

Handout: none

Publications:

  • e-Store, 2012 (En) - 90 mins
  • e-Store, 2012 (En) - 90 mins
  • CD, 2007 (En) - 90 mins - 2 CD set