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“Should political reporters ditch objectivity in the age of Trump?”
March 23, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pmFree
In the age of Trump, the American media landscape is increasingly partisan. More reporters and news outlets are explicitly taking sides. And some journalism professors these days celebrate the trend, arguing “objective reporting” is a pernicious myth.
KUOW reporter David Hyde, who is currently covering the 2020 Democratic primary, will share some of his recent reporting experiences, as well as negative feedback from listeners. Everyone has biases, he argues. Objectivity is a myth. But the pursuit of objectivity in political reporting is still worthwhile.