#106 – The Hell Even is Journalism?

What the hell even is journalism now that Donal Trump is president? Its a salient question with many and nuanced answers. Our guest this week tried to answer some of those questions in a blog post titled “Objectivity is Dead and I’m Okay With It.” His name is Lewis Wallace, and he is a former reporter for the American Public Media show Marketplace.

On January 27th, Lewis posted his blog. On January 30th, he was fired. His employer said it was a violation of their code of ethics to assert that journalists shouldn’t care if they were labeled as “politically correct” or liberal for reporting the facts.

In this week’s episode, Lewis and I talk at great length and in great detail about what journalism looks like under the Trump administration, and about some of the wrongheaded ideas people have about objectivity in journalism.


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