Tradition says that journalists should report without bias, allowing their audience to draw the conclusions. But what if a reporter is covering a speech that includes outright lies? Should the reporter broadcast those falsehoods neutrally? Absolutely not, says Jorge Ramos, an Emmy Award–winning newscaster: Journalists must make moral judgments in their reporting, lest they become rote mouthpieces for those in power. In this Spanish-language lecture, Ramos recalls his famous 2015 confrontation with then presidential candidate Donald Trump and urges reporters to take a stance when warranted. Though always politically neutral, getAbstract recommends this talk to media professionals and political activists.
In this summary, you will learn
- Why journalism requires “ethical and moral judgments,” and
- Why shedding journalistic neutrality can be an act of courage.
About the Speaker
Based in Miami, Mexican-American journalist and author Jorge Ramos is a newscaster for Univision.
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