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Max Reagan

A nice article, though I’m disappointed to read about your experience in your first reporting class. Bias and objectivity get thrown around a lot without much thought. I like how this article traces back the original intent of objectivity. I agree, it has nothing to do with whether writers put themselves in the story. It is really just about being transparent with audience about where you got your information from.

I have no problem with writers using first person. In fact, most of the writing I do these days (non-academic) is done in the first person. But I do think that if we are going to be in the story there should be a reason why we are there. There is nothing worse than bad journalism presented in the first person. Privileged and whiny come to mind.

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