Questions of Bias and Emotion in Telling the Gaza Story by Aidan White EJN

Aidan White says, “It is sometimes hard to distinguish what is legitimate journalism and what is propaganda, which involves malicious misrepresentation, deceptive handling of the facts and deliberate suppression of contrary opinion.

Although journalism may appear biased in one story, over a period of time ethical reporting will provide a pluralism of opinions and context that helps the audience fully understand the whole story and its complex reality.

However, the rules about objectivity sometimes make it difficult, if not impossible for even the best journalists to express themselves.”

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About Bob Simpson

Bob is project manager of The Australian Media Engagement Project (AMEP). He believes that ethical and independent journalists are vital to the continuing freedom of Australian citizens. You could argue that In recent decades media organisations have subtly subverted journalism to their own private commercial interests, and away from an integrated sense of fairness, well being and shared prosperity in Australian society, especially for the disempowered. AMEP aims to change general media narratives towards greater fairness, well being and shared prosperity in Australia.
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One Response to Questions of Bias and Emotion in Telling the Gaza Story by Aidan White EJN

  1. Profile photo of Bob Simpson Bob Simpson says:

    “Although journalism may appear biased in one story, over a period of time ethical reporting will provide a pluralism of opinions and context that helps the audience fully understand the whole story and its complex reality.”

    Aidan, for an audience to trust this principle would it depend upon a critical mass of ethical and independent journalists being known by the audience, and having established ‘trust’ with their audience?

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