Friday, May 12, 2006

Journalism- Subjectivity & Objectivity

Dennis Ryerson from Indy Star says, "Journalists pay taxes but must report about tax issues. We have children in schools but we must report about school issues.

I don't for a moment expect journalists to set aside personal responsibilities to their families or themselves. A journalist with a child involved in a difficult school situation should, like all good parents, feel free to address such matters with appropriate school personnel.

But a line still must be drawn. We cannot lead or be part of public advocacy initiatives involving education or other public issues. We absolutely must not use our positions as journalists to seek special considerations involving our private lives."

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