‘PBS Idea Channel’ Uses the Podcast ‘Serial’ to Explore Objectivity in Journalism

PBS Idea Channel host Mike Rugnetta returns to the popular podcast Serial to explore objectivity in journalism. Specifically, Rugnetta raises the idea that maybe journalism not being objective isn’t such a bad thing.

Rugnetta previously used the podcast to explore objectivity in law.

Welcome to PART DEUX of our discussion of “Serial”, the insanely popular podcast hosted by Sarah Koenig. Last week we discussed objectivity in the law, and this week we’re turning our attention to objectivity in journalism. Journalists have been tasked with objective reporting for decades, but is that a realistic goal? Can any journalist be TRUELY objective? Is “Serial” an example of failed objectivism, or is it a reminder of its impossibility?