“protesting a ‘core values’ statement that upholds objectivity as a key tenet of news reporting”
What are these professors complaining for? We don’t have any objectivity in news reporting anymore. This is actually all about someone objecting to the hiring of Nikole Hannah-Jones.
The College Fix reports:
UNC journalism professors protest ‘objectivity’ in news reporting
Journalism professors at UNC Chapel Hill are protesting a “core values” statement that upholds objectivity as a key tenet of news reporting.
Faculty members of UNC’s Hussman School of Journalism and Media converged last week to bemoan a statement of values that’s etched in granite and is found in the lobby of their school.
The core values statement, installed two years ago, touts objectivity, impartiality, integrity and truth-seeking, and after their kvetching session that statement was reportedly scrapped from the school’s website, the News & Observer reports.
In 2019, Walter Hussman, a UNC alumnus and owner of a media conglomerate of newspapers and other media outlets, donated $25 million to the UNC journalism school. Part of the donation contract installed those values into the school’s wall and mission, according to UNC’s website.
But Hussman had expressed concerns over the hiring of Nikole Hannah-Jones, the architect of the biased New York Times 1619 Project, and she cited the journalism magnate as one reason she rejected the UNC job.
“Faculty say the display gives the impression those statements are values of the school and its faculty, and in a draft of a statement … faculty wrote it should be removed or given more context. The draft also said Hussman’s actions had been harmful to the school’s reputation,” the News & Observer reported.
What’s more, the journalism school dean, Susan King, “told attendees she would explore options with lawyers about what the school can do with the display in the lobby.”
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