What is the role of a journalist in a post-objectivity world?

Editor’s note: Tom Warhover, Missouri School of Journalism associate professor, was part of a panel discussion titled “Objectivity in Journalism” June 6 at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. He was joined by political theorist Ainsley LeSure; Victor Navasky, editor emeritus of The Nation; and journalist Lewis Wallace, a Marketplace reporter who was fired after publishing the blog post “Objectivity is dead, and I’m okay with it.” These are Warhover’s opening remarks.

In new news orgs, a glimpse at journalism founded on value, not mass

A few weeks back, John Thornton invited me to Austin, Tex., to take a look at his news organization in-the-making, a team of powerhouse journalists from all over the state who are assembling the ambitious effort that will be the Texas Tribune. Before coming to RJI, I worked in for-profit newsrooms, where the constant primary … Continued