Newsrooms across the nation have experienced internal conflict as many journalists have recently called to abolish the long-standing principle of reporting news objectively. They argue that President Trump's presidency coupled with the current tumult in the United States necessitates that journalists take a new approach.
But Grabowski, a former newspaper reporter who now teaches media ethics, warned that abandoning objectivity will only further hurt the press's declining reputation.
"Journalism’s long-standing principles did not fail; rather, journalists failed to adhere to them," he wrote. "As journalists abandoned those core values in favor of an alternative approach, public trust in the press declined."
Read his full column here.