Objectivity the Core to Professional Journalism
No matter your political views, gender or age, America loves to bash the news media. Once the nations most trusted initiation the news media have fallen from favor.The media has been around since 1927 people have trusted the media for news,and factual information on daily events.After reading about the topic of media it is clear that the change in media’s objectivity has changed since it’s upcoming According to Gallup, evan as recently as 200 a majority of America trusted the press by 2015 it had fallen to 40 percent, and lower than that 36 percent , with those from the age 18 to 49. It’s hard to see how a decrease could be that large could turn back.The industry has become politically polarized and , in the highly competitive age of multiple 24/7 cable news channels and the internet, as an industry it is under severe pressure , and this resolves in an evangrave problem – failing journalist standards.
Around the 1950’s ”media ” consists of a few national broadcast network and , local tv most of them got a lot of their ‘news’ from bigg wire services and large newspapers. Almost all journalist at the time were committed to productivity ‘objective’ pieces. (fact based stories) , apart from the government and political parties. For the Reporter, they simply reported, not offer opinion or advocate. Presented with fact it was up to the audience to make their own judgement about the events. Opinions were supposed to be confined to editorial pages-that world no longer exist. This lack of objectivity and diminish in standard is one of the reasons though no the only one , why newspapers,channels, an magazine are a declining industry. This lack of information from professional journalist has been filled by now a new source- social media and blogosphere. With roughly 1 hundred thousand bloggers pre war, to an estimated twenty seven million post war.
Now the internet is filled with lot of good things and bad things one good thing is that information is spread widely and instantly though the downfall of this is quality of honesty and reliability of the is in question.’It is hard to separate the wheat from the chaff’.
Furthermore, lotsa of sites including mainstream sites have left traditional journalistic practices in search for more ” eyeball price. The gold standard of reporting is now considered and viewed as old fashion. When today’s success is measured by ‘clicks’ and ‘views’
A decline in objectivity and increase in bias has made concern of viewer. A certain amount of skepticism is a healthy thing but a thriving democracy depends on dynamic and free press.