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    Typo in the title?

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      Please edit it there is a typo

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    This is good but it is really an argument for a specific conclusion rather than neutral reporting. Do you mind if I move it to be a community post?

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      I think the main point in the article is that in order to achieve true neutrality a different tack is needed – one which encompasses the overall environment – take for instance reporting on the Christchurch incident today – there are obviously facts about what happened but there is also a HUGE backstory and context these events are embroiled in – there is always a ‘position’ taken. Even if that position is ‘neutrality’ that has implications as we are seeing.

      So what I’m trying to say in the article is that in order to stay true to the principles of journalism then that will require greater awareness on the part of editors and reporters to understand the wider context of what is deemed newsworthy.

      Google algorithms have come under scrutiny for this reason – they very clearly highlight bias issues. In the same way we can say the same for what is reported and equally what is not reported. The concept of news being a continuous stream of moment by moment events is just not accurate in the modern age – there are clearly powerful agendas behind the news these days and these need to be named to give the public a fighting chance at contextualizing the ‘news’.

      I agree with you probably better not to point to one solution but to open up the area for debate – such as why journalism is no longer as trusted as it once was and what can be done to restore its trust worthiness.

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        I suppose the essence of what I’m saying is that in the old days it was enough to present the news but in todays world where news has become weaponized then its important that readers and journalists both adopt a new position. There is a battle being fought in this fifth battle space and most journalists and readers are not doing enough take stock of that.

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    Excellent article. The points need to be copied and reiterated again and again in all media that will carry political news from now on. I’ll have to check whether Poynter and CJR have relevant messages. Thank you!

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      Thanks for the feedback Robert

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