Does Objectivity In Journalism Matter?

Oct 18, 2016

It's fair to say that we haven't ever seen a presidential race quite like this one. While Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are under plenty of scrutiny, so is the media. A question that's come up in coverage of the Trump-Clinton face-off is whether traditional standards of journalism apply.  Are reporters expected to show objectivity? We posed that question to four longtime journalists: Emory University professor Hank Klibanoff, Kennesaw State University professor Carolyn Carlson, Creative Loafing reporter Rodney Carmichael, and Decaturish.com editor Dan Whisenhunt.