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    The New York Times Company | Ben Smith | 2/1/21 | 9 min
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    • Alexa
      ScoutScribe
      3 weeks ago

      many journalists appear to be addicted to twitter and hold the happenings on that platform as far more newsworthy than the rest of us "normies". Seems it's a risky thing for work at some outlets too.

      But real talk, the journalist who didn't take a job because she didn't want an employer who didn't want her having opinions....can we recall when journalists were meant to be objective (or is that just me)? If you're going to be a public figure...it's part of the role, no? What am I missing?

      • SEnkey
        Scout
        3 weeks ago

        I'm with you. I haven't had a job as an adult where I didn't have to have a public persona that stayed somewhat neutral, so why should journalist be any different?

        I don't mind knowing the bias/leanings/general opinion of journalists. I think it helps. But there is a difference in knowing that journalist x is a prounion democrat (and will still do her best to be objective but just so you know) and journalist y is a trump-skeptic-free-trade republican (but will also still try to be objective but just so you know) and seeing them spout bile on twitter. I get it is less formal, but that comes with trade offs.