Can Journalism Be Both Impartial and Empathetic?


The reporters were used to getting stonewalled by the administration, but now the protesters demanding change were also shutting them out.

One news organization, determined to tell the protesters’ stories, struck a deal: reporters would not identify the protesters or show their faces in photos — in exchange for access. It worked, at least until other journalists turned on them for abandoning their First Amendment right to cover the protests unfettered.

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