Journalism: Window or Filter on the World?
Owen Bennett Jones presents a despatch from Martin Bell, written in 1997. In an essay titled The Truth is Our Currency, he reflects on the real meaning of objectivity - and the limits of neutrality.
The Truth is Our Currency: reflections on the limits of neutrality
Owen Bennett Jones introduces a special despatch from Martin Bell, written in 1997.
At a time when television news in particular had been focusing on the conflicts in the former Yugoslavia, journalism was wrestling with issues like the real meaning of 'objectivity' when reporting on wars, and the limits of journalistic neutrality.