Truth and Objectivity in Journalism


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Truth and Objectivity in Journalism
In the book entitled The Handbook of Mass Media Ethics, author Stephen Ward discusses the subject of truth and objectivity in journalism. According to Ward, truth and objectivity have long been a part of journalism dating as far back as the seventeenth century (Wilkins and Christians 71). Ward argues, however, that truth and objectivity have effectively been under assault for decades. The following discussion expands upon Ward’s argument by further explaining why truth and objectivity are showing serious signs of wear and tear. Discussion ultimately works towards an explanation of what truth and objectivity should really mean in journalism and why this is important for society.
Ward’s Key Points
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