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  1. Journalists also have the same agenda and bias as their network owners. Good point you made about adjectives in regards to pleasing the boss in order to be rewarded with “big or bigger” salaries…

    Regards and good will blogging.

  2. Journalists have agendas. You need not use the apostrophe. 😉

  3. As a former farm reporter and news release writer, I have found it extremely difficult to take myself out of the situation. Even when writing a simple news story about a meeting, I use what I know to form the story, my bias. As much as I try to be objective and present all the facts, it’s hard to present what I don’t know. That leads to the necessity of talking to as many people as possible to hear many different sides of the story. So, I’m not necessarily disagreeing with you, but saying, journalists are humans too, as you mentioned, and while it is difficult to take bias out of anything we do, including journalism, there are ways to write a story correctly that will make it as objective as humanly possible. True journalists will have investigative and open minds and will be willing to write about something they have just learned in an objective way.

    • I agree with everything you said; i think its important for the average person to realize there is no such thing as 100% objective journalism…..ultimately, we all demonstrate biases at times.

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