Lively writing and/or objective journalism
May 03, 2011
Readers enjoy lively writing, but newspaper readers generally expect that reporters will maintain an objective approach to the news. So Terry Mattingly was bemused when a New York Times reporter, writing on the beatification of John Paul II, compared the late Pontiff to John Wayne. Was that vivid prose, or disrespect, or bias?
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!