First are those who decry objectivity on grounds of it being an impossible goal... Second, are those who regard objectivity as undesirable regardless of whether it can be achieved or not... third and perhaps the most recent school of thought, are those who decry objectivity on the basis that technology has made the concept unnecessary and redundant. - Author Vincent Campell
There was a BBC Reporter assigned to cover the United States bombing of Tripoli in April 1986, her name was Kate Adie. Her reporting of the bombing created such a fuss that the Conservative Party tried to look into the news network for perceived bias, and they ended up taking control of some aspects of the broadcast. “The Glasgow University Media Group (1985) emphasise the controlling strategies of the Conservative government th...
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...e use of such strong rhetoric is used to strip away any semblance of humanity of the pub- lic notion of the terrorist,” (Simons 6.)
Objectivity is a large grey area, and is increasingly becoming unpopular. The recent boom in technology is a factor in that. People are not solely tied to one news outlet. They are able to read the article on CNN, watch it on television, and see real-time footage of it on television. Though this research was thorough, the investigation was limited by a small pool of academics due to the search tools made available. It is understood that older scholars may have a stronger argument as to why objectivity is important during times of war, but there journals could not be uncovered. As journalism students complete their studying at their schools they will question the fairness with objectivity, and if it should be such a staple in the media.
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