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A new journalism course claims that the best journalists leave aside 'bogus notions of detachment', but abandoning impartiality is not a good starting point for reporters.

9th December, 2012
Where would we be if a wave of 'opinion formers' converted every news outlet into a long-form Twitter stream?

Journalists tend to think their opinion of events is important to everyone. But the truth is that it is the events themselves that are important; what journalists think about them is often only of interest to other journalists.

However, navel-gazing in the profession has increased exponentially following the publication of the Leveson Inquiry's report on the 'culture, practices and ethics of the press' in Britain, with even the Financial Times running front page stories about...

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