June 20, 12:10 PM - 12:55 PM CEST

Journalist gone activist? - Exploring the red line between news reporting and advocacy

Growing public divisions have long rubbed off on the media. Audiences increasingly seek to consume news that reflect their own political views, creating filter bubbles and echo chambers. As a result, reporting on contentious issues has also moved into the spotlight — be that fringe movements like QAnon or the impact of global warming. Some say that activism has entered the newsrooms.
But where does journalism end and activism begin? What is the red line between advocacy journalism and non-biased, objective reporting? Are those lines blurred or can journalism actually not be neutral and unbiased?