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War of words

Objectivity’s out in US newsrooms

18 February 2023

9:00 AM

18 February 2023

9:00 AM

In today’s information war, words are weapons, so the advent of new media terms can be telling. A weighty new report on US journalism, Beyond Objectivity, released last month, denounced what it called the ‘dangerous trap’ of ‘bothsides-ism’, an awkward term that seems designed to box, label and dismiss the idea of balance, of two sides to every story.

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