The accusation of bias is like kryptonite for responsible news organizations: the stronger their piety to the ideal of objectivity, the more vulnerable they are to complaints made in bad faith.
The concept that journalists should be objective is outdated and impossible. Instead, good reporters use life experiences to ask fresh questions.
To rebuild lost trust in the media will require more commitment and effort than just papering over ethical cracks.
Guardian Australia’s Katharine Murphy and former MP David Feeney on the digital disruption of media and politics.
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Today on the podcast we're talking filter bubbles, fake news, opinion vs fact. Media Files asks two experts how the media and politics influence each other - and why that's causing concern.
We gave four scholars from different disciplines a chance to offer their opinions on this important question.
In a ‘post-truth’ world, presenting both points of view can often be misleading.
Trump’s campaign challenges the conventions of politics and liberal democracy. So maybe the time has come to question how journalists practice objectivity.