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Tue November 19, 2013
'Informing The News' Says Journalists Must Know The Issues
We’re taught at a young age to always consider both sides of the story.
It’s thought of as the golden rule of journalism, with networks like Fox News boasting about being fair and balanced. But a new book aims to change that standard, arguing that it forces the media into making false equivalencies, and that leads to bad journalism.
- Thomas Patterson, author of "Informing the News: The Need for Knowledge-based Journalism" and professor of government and the press at the Harvard Kennedy School.