How do journalists tell stories that inspire and motivate people? How do journalists tell stories that are intimate without losing track of the bigger picture? How can journalism cut through the incessant clickbait, loneliness and removal of our current media environment? Conventional objectivity asks journalists to pretend that we aren't in relationship with our subjects in order to maintain our integrity.
This roundtable discussion will explore other models for journalistic integrity. We'll bust through the myth of objectivity to explore how storytellers connect with our subjects– and how connection can help us tell stories that matter. The discussion will be moderated by Ayana Young of the For the Wild Podcast, and include Lewis Wallace of Scalawag Magazine, Jade Begay of Indigenous Rising.
Session Title/ Roundtable: Objectivity, Intimacy and Integrity
Location/ Detroit, Michigan