It’s possible to be a journalist and a human


After the Supreme Court released its opinion overturning Roe v. Wade last week, several newsrooms sent emails reminding workers to avoid tweeting anything that may give a perception of bias. ...

But the pursuit of the appearance of objectivity (as opposed to focusing on truthful and contextual reporting of the news) has always been a cynical public relations tactic, one that came to prominence at a time when the industry — and who works in it — looked very different than it does today. Performing objectivity is outdated, and if we want to preserve public trust in media institutions, the best thing we can do is to tell the truth.

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