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ob jek ti vi tee

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

  • Has it been difficult to maintain your objectivity as a journalist? Dale Worsham, SAN ANTONIO No, I haven't lost my objectivity.
  • We make no claims of scientific objectivity -- we wrote down the names of any people we could think of on index cards, tossed them on a table in a conference room, argued cooled .
  • They prize objectivity, straightforwardness and transparency.
News & Articles

  • 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 ...
    June 14, 2013 - Forbes
  • 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.
    June 14, 2013 - Seattle Times
  • 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
    June 13, 2013 - Seattle Times
Quotes

  • Charles Gibson in ABC News
    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...
  • David Westin in MLive.com
    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.
  • Arlen Specter in Forbes
    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."

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