He had refused to take down a blogpost he had written in response to Donald Trump’s recent inauguration, Objectivity is dead, and I’m okay with it. As a member of a marginalised group – Lewis is trans – he delves into the myth of ‘journalistic objectivity’, which is central to American journalism.
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Excited to welcome @lewispants to the latest episode of the #podcast, talking about why we need to question 'journalistic objectivity', and what that reveals about power structures in the media; the fight for trans rights; and the joy of lie-ins after working all the early morning shifts. Link in bio 👆👆👆 #transdayofvisibility #journalism #allyship #transrightsarehumanrights
Who gets to occupy this central space and view the news with an ‘objective’, dispassionate eye? The privileged, certainly. But hasn’t the status quo shifted quite far with Trump? We need to hear from the passionate activists now, too. Digital i more often than not their medium.