#MakeItStop: The Moral Limits of Objective Journalism (Nieman Lab)

Kathleen Kingsbury, managing editor for digital at The Boston Globe, explains the necessity of the #MakeItStop campaign after the Orlando Shootings in June 2016. Though journalists aim to separate opinion and news pages for objectivity, the horrific event sparked a radical change in the Globe’s approach to reporting.

The paper produced a front page and a corresponding Twitter campaign, naming ever victim of every mass shooting since the last assault weapons ban was lifted in 2004. “At the end of the day,” said Kingsbury, “even journalism organizations must have thresholds to allow for moral outrage.” Read more.

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  1. John Currie, Class of 1973 says:

    This appears to me to be very selective moral outrage, which I conclude to be bias. Where is the moral outrage at over 700+ murders in 2016 in Chicago, a city with some of the toughest gun control laws in America. If these deaths are even reported in the Globe, it is often buried deep inside nowhere near the front pages. You can claim the moral high ground all day, but your actions indicate your opinion and bias.

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