G. Pascal Zachary
The Future of the Journalist — This is the first in a series of important essays commissioned by Dvorak Uncensored to contribute to the debate about journalism and its future in the US and elsewhere. Here, long time award-winning reporter G. Pascal Zachary discusses the myth of “balance” in reporting. I first heard him unveil this thesis on a podcast and asked him to write it up for the Dvorak Uncensored readers.
Mainstream journalists are being torn apart. Conservatives long have accused reporters and editors for big newspapers, magazines and television of having liberal biases. More recently, liberals have hounded journalists for pandering to conservatives and America’s social elite. Both conservatives and liberals depict journalists as craven careerists, more concerned with maintaining their own privilege than getting stories right or serving the national interest…I must concede that critics of conventional journalism are correct on nearly all counts.
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