Should Journalists Tell the Truth?

by Steven Perez

At first glance, it seems like a simple question. Duh, we expect our journalists to tell the truth, I learned that as one of the first tenants of journalism.

Today, public editor of the NYTimes, Arthur Brisbane wrote an editorial asking, on the surface, if we want truth-telling to be the primary goal of new-writers?  But really, it seems to me like he’s asking a more nuanced question, like should we put the truth as a priority above perceived balance and objectivity? Continue reading