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J301F 1st Edition Lecture 5Outline of Last Lecture I. Dina Ibrahim was guest speaker Outline of Current Lecture II. Guest Speaker Dr. Jenson about NeutralityJournalists use words to describe their professional orientations. - Objectivity, fairness, balance- They are often criticized for not being theseEric Newton writes a column that talks about journalists need to be fair and independent. Journalists get mad when people assume that they have an underlying political agenda. There is almost always an underlying claim that is stated or unstated that journalists are neutral to the world they are reporting on. People get their journalism through main stream journalismCan one can be neutral in gathering information, and by presenting the information?Whenever we gather information we are making moral and political assumptions of what is news, and what information can help us understand the news. - There is no neutrality in news gatheringThere is no neutral language ever present to describe the world. Language itself has a political assumption built into them.- The words we use to describe things are not neutral, and will never be neutral. Journalists do not use the terms “pro-life” or “pro-choice” because they are obviously not neutral. “Illegal alien” or “undocumented worker”- These clearly have political implications. These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor’s lecture. GradeBuddy is best Used as a supplement to your own notes, not as a substitute.“You can’t be neutral on a moving train.” - Howard Zinn - Even if you are sitting silent, you are moving in that direction“If you are in a situation where an elephant is sitting on the tail of a mouse and you say, ‘oh no, no, no, I am neutral,’ the mouse is not going to appreciate your neutrality.” – Desmond Tutu- This recognizes that there are power disparities in the world. “To do nothing about conflict between the powerful and the powerless is not to remain neutral,it is to side with the powerful.” – Paulo


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