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Reporters Struggle With Objectivity and Advocacy

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Reporters Struggle With Objectivity and Advocacy

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Reporters Struggle With Objectivity and Advocacy

Reporters Struggle With Objectivity and Advocacy

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Reporters have a special perspective on a universal problem: how to cover a story when you have a stake in it. Journalists who cover politics are voters; those who cover America's wars are Americans. Reporters attending a convention this week are members of the National Association of Black Journalists are no different. In a new oral history many of them describe the tension between objective journalism and advocacy.