A Journalist Reckons with Truth and Objectivity (ENCORE)

Lewis Wallace was a reporter at Marketplace. You may have heard his voice on the Marketplace Morning Report with David Brancaccio.

That was, until he publicly questioned the role of objectivity in a Medium post. We need to let go of idea that objectivity is dying. A more useful framework is that objectivity is a mythology that were urgently debunking to figure out what can stand in its place. That doesn’t lessen our pursuit of truth, it just reveals the complexity that was always there, which is that subjectivity informs that pursuit. This line of questioning ultimately got him fired from Marketplace. Dive into one journalist’s reckoning with truth.


Image Credits:
Photo by Katherine Webb-Hehn, Scalawag

Music Credits:
Chris Peck: Matope 1
Tannhauser: Rock Off, -tzi, Fin de Ao
David Sestay: Ladybird’s Theme, Mountains
Rob Voigt: Outro
Lo Ka Ping: Teals descending upon the level sand.
Alan Singly: Taking Dark Matter Simply.

Executive Director: Lisa Rudman

Staff Producers: Anita Johnson, Monica Lopez, Salima Hamirani

Host: Salima Hamirani

Audience Engagement Manager: Sabine Blaizin

Associate Producer: Aysha Choudary

Additional Credits:

Reckonings is produced and hosted by Stephanie Lepp.

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