Exploring the view from nowhere : studying how journalists of color see traditional objectivity
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After Donald Trump's rise to power, many journalists began to reconsider the role that objectivity plays in reporting. Trump's candidacy was filled with scandals, inflammatory statements, falsehoods and attacks on the mainstream media. The news industry was not prepared for his presidency, as many editors refused to adjust their techniques of covering such a polarizing and odd public official. However, the 2020 protests around social justice and racial equity really pushed journalists of color to challenge traditional journalistic structures, including views of traditional journalism. The purpose of this study is to understand how the conversation around objectivity in journalism has changed in the past few years, and whether there are any objective practices that journalists want implemented or eliminated both in their newsrooms and across the industry. By studying the existing conversations around this topic, we can determine how this conversation has evolved over the past decade.