Jul 9, 2003

The press fails when it allows "the principle of objectivity to make us passive recipients of news, rather than aggressive analyzers and explainers of it," writes Brent Cunningham in the Columbia Journalism Review.
The BBC is embroiled in "unusually nasty and high-stakes clashes" over its news coverage with political leaders in two countries--British Prime Minister Tony Blair and Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, the LA Times reports.