Impartial journalism is much harder to find among today’s budget choked newsrooms filled with activism, but it is possible. There have to be competent editors filtering submitted reporting to cleanse it of bias. Multiple sets of eyes are able to flush out even subtle bias and inadequate clarity.
JOURNALISTS: Resolve now that whatever the verdict, you journalists will limit the subjective adjectives you use to report it. When a verdict comes in, it is not your role to call it shocking, stunning, vindicating, just or unjust. Report it. Stick to the facts.
— Al Tompkins (@atompkins) April 20, 2021
There are at least three sides to every story. A complete report includes as much of these verified dimensions as can be included.
That’s how it is supposed to be done.