objectivity objectivity  /ˌɑb dʒɛk ˈtɪ vɪ ti/

Definition(s):

  • (n) judgment based on observable phenomena and uninfluenced by emotions or personal prejudices

Usage(s):

  1. They prize objectivity, straightforwardness and transparency.
  2. Almost immediately, doubts began to arise about Guillen's objectivity and judgment.
  3. Government cannot engage in newscasting without creating the fear of propaganda, which necessarily would reflect upon the objectivity of the news services.

News

  1. 2013 Lexus GX 460 Test Drive And Review: Driving With The Hobgoblin

    A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, or so said Ralph Waldo Emerson. I'm faced with this hobgoblin: I have always liked the Lexus GX, and I have made no bones about saying so - but now I'm doubting whether or not this consistency stands between me and true objectivity. The 2013 Lexus GX 460 returns unchanged from 2012, which was unchanged from 2011, the last time I reviewed ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Forbes

  2. Team to probe police shootings in King County

    The formation of a multiagency task force to investigate officer-involved shootings in King County is intended to increase transparency, objectivity and trust.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Seattle Times

  3. New King County task force created to investigate police shootings

    In keeping with a move toward increased transparency and objectivity, and in response to concerns over the way police shootings have at times been investigated by the agencies whose officers were involved, a group of local law enforcement agencies have pooled their resources and expertise
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Seattle Times

Quotes

  1. "Walter Cronkite was and always will be the gold standard," said Charles Gibson, anchor of "World News." "His objectivity, his even-handedness, his news judgment are all great examples. He, as much as anyone, is responsible for developing...
    on Jul 17, 2009 By: Charles Gibson Source: ABC News

  2. "He was one of those very rare reporters who knew his beat better than anyone, and had developed more sources than anyone, and yet, kept his objectivity," Westin said.
    on Feb 6, 2008 By: David Westin Source: MLive.com

  3. "I agree that this committee should get to the bottom of this issue," Specter, R-Pa., said. "I would hope that we would do so with at least a modicum of objectivity."
    on Mar 15, 2007 By: Arlen Specter Source: Forbes

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