Objectivity in journalism

October 20, 2008

I was never a strict believer in objective journalism, the best definition of which I heard from a photographer in Little Rock who told me, “Before I go out to take a picture of someone, I just stop at the city desk and say, ‘Do you want him gazing out toward the sunset or picking his nose?'”

Calvin Trillin

Sources: 1, 2. Referred to in a comment on the blog Crooked Timber.


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