Journalism

Can a journalist be trustworthy without being 'objective'?

At a time when trustworthy news is more important than ever, and when most people say they want news that is unbiased, the traditional notion of journalistic objectivity is under attack from journalists and news consumers alike.

A new report by two veteran journalists charts a path forward for newsrooms to produce fair, accurate and reliable news in the evolving culture of the modern newsroom.

Incoming Cronkite student wins Heisman High School Scholarship

Viva Kreis has achieved a number of goals that would take some people a lifetime to attain.

Kreis, a Pittsburgh-area high schooler and incoming student at Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, is an Olympic-level athlete, world traveler, advocate for women’s sports, varsity letter winner, high school class president, valedictorian and community volunteer. 

She can now add another accomplishment to her resume: Heisman winner.

Listening to community voices

Local news is in a tough spot — it’s still desired by readers but due to funding cuts and consumer reliance on the internet, it’s become more difficult for the newspaper industry to deliver.

In response to this, an Arizona State University student-led project has developed ideas for local news organization Wick Communications on how to engage the community in deciding how they receive local news, how to better diversify their content and how to alleviate concerns about misinformation.

Cronkite School to launch new student-run strategic communications agency

The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University is combining two of its award-winning programs to form a new integrated strategic communications agency that will allow students to develop communication strategies and implement comprehensive campaigns for local, regional and national clients.

Where war meets the law

Almost eight months after the Russian invasion of Ukraine, news headlines have exposed the war’s tragic consequences for the civilian population.

According to the United Nations, Putin’s armed forces commit daily war crimes, including deliberate attacks against civilian targets, human rights abuses and the targeted destruction of critical infrastructure. The Kremlin rejects these allegations and discredits the images as fabricated. How do international law principles determine what is a lawful war tactic and what qualifies as a war crime?

Lecture to address question of progressive bias in the media

According to some national media commentators, there is a growing concern about the potential dangers posed by major media outlets which, they argue, are led by a progressive bias.

They refer to these newsrooms as “woke media" and increasingly voice their criticism about how left-leaning biases might create ideological conformity and represent threats to America’s democracy.

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