On Bias in Journalism

Expecting Journalism to be without bias is like expecting water to be without oxygen.

News - that is to say, the report that this event happened, should be without bias.

Analysis - that is to say, the report on how this event happened, or what this event means for the future or the past, cannot be without bias.

Journalists should strive to analyze news without bias, but when looking at a News event, and wondering what the ramifications are, or will be, and how that news event actually happened, or can to be possible, it should be apparent that a person’s bias will reflect on that analysis.

Joel Hamill @joelhamill