Objectivity and the News: Reexamining Facts, Truth, and Fairness
Rachel Donadio, The Atlantic; Kimbriell Kelly, The Los Angeles Times; Joe Richman, Radio Diaries; Gideon Rosen, Philosophy
February 16, 2021 · 4:30 pm—6:00 pm · via Zoom
Program in Journalism; Department of English; Department of Philosophy
The social and political upheavals of the past year have sparked renewed attacks on objectivity, a hallmark of American journalism. Does news coverage require a makeover? Or a reaffirmation of core values? The Program in Journalism invites you to join distinguished journalists and scholars as they weigh the strengths and limitations of neutrality in the news. This signature event is co-sponsored by the Department of English and the Department of Philosophy.
— Rachel Donadio, Paris-based contributing writer at The Atlantic
— Kimbriell Kelly, Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington bureau chief at The Los Angeles Times
— Joe Richman, Peabody Award-winning founder and executive producer of Radio Diaries
— Gideon Rosen, Stuart Professor of Philosophy; Chair, Department of Philosophy
Discussion moderated by Joe Stephens, Ferris Professor of Journalism in Residence and director of the Humanities Council‘s Program in Journalism.
This event will take place online via Zoom. Attendees must register in advance.
Please email Margo Bresnen, Journalism Program Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or difficulties.