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Objectivity Often Used As A 'Crutch' In Reporting On Race, UT Journalism Professor Says

Gabriel Cristóver Pérez
George Sylvie, a journalism professor at UT-Austin, says the journalism tenet of objectivity should shift on stories about race.

A research paper on white reporters covering race argues for more flexibility on one of the basic tenets of journalism: objectivity.

The article got UT-Austin journalism professor George Sylvie's attention. He tells KUT's Jennifer Stayton stories about race don't lend themselves to daily, quick turnaround; they require more background and context.

Jennifer Stayton is the local host for NPR's "Morning Edition" on KUT. Got a tip? Email her at Follow her on X @jenstayton.
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