Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Dear journos: You are always editorializing.
The "objectivity" journalists/philosophers tried to limit the damage of these fundamental choices by focusing their attention on the important attributes of good reporting, such as accuracy and taking multiple points of view into account. But even when we enter a reporting theater with a completely open mind (assuming we could), we always have to make choices, usually among many that make just as much sense and tell just as good a story as the ones we ultimately make.
That's OK. Just don't think we are ever really avoiding "editorializing."