word on journalism
Monday, March 6, 2006
in journalism means refusal to take sides.
Many newspapers are neutral with regard to
certain issues. Hardly a newspaper exists
which is completely neutral upon all issues.
Such a newspaper would be regarded as spineless.
Just as the individual cannot escape taking
sides against evils in life, so the newspaper
necessarily has convictions against crime,
corruption, and other evils in public affairs."
Fox Mott, journalism professor, in "An
Outline Survey of Journalism," 1940