Ideas about the media being biased are common. Many people think all the stories they read are leaning to the left of the political spectrum, while others see only corporate influence in national media and therefore believe that reporters only say what big business wants to hear.
I don’t think any individual person or reporter can be free of bias, but at the Clipper we strive to start our reporting from an objective point of view and follow the stories where reality takes us. Despite our efforts, however, we each come from unique backgrounds that necessarily color our thinking and writing processes and even the questions we ask.
Therefore, I am a strong believer in diversity in the newsroom because only through multiple and varied viewpoints can we approach true objectivity.
Along similar lines, I support having new and interesting staffers throughout team Clipper, even beyond the halls and offices of our second-floor newsroom.
For that reason, the Clipper is pleased to announce our newest salesperson, Katie Bastian. She was born and raised in Davis County, and her brothers, sister and mother still live here.
For more information check out the August 23 edition of the Davis Clipper.