Leonard Downie: How Newsrooms That Move Beyond Objectivity Can Build Trust

From a Washington Post column by Leonard Downie Jr. headlined “Newsrooms that move beyond ‘objectivity’ can build trust”:

Amid all the profound challenges and changes roiling the American news media today, newsrooms are debating whether traditional objectivity should still be the standard for news reporting. “Objectivity” is defined by most dictionaries as expressing or using facts without distortion by personal beliefs, bias, feelings or prejudice. Journalistic objectivity has been generally understood to mean much the same thing.