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As Journalists Scramble To Cover George Floyd Protests Fairly, Questions About Objectivity Arise

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Carlos Moreno
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KCUR
In Kansas City, Missouri, someone lit a 41 Action News vehicle on fire during protests against the killing of George Floyd. Journalists in other cities were beaten, pepper-sprayed, and arrested alongside other members of the public.

What are journalists' responsibilities to the public in times like this? Is being objective even a realistic goal? The Media Critics are in.

While covering national protests against police violence, journalists have been attacked and arrested in recent weeks.

Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
Chris Young is an Assistant Producer for KCUR’s Up To Date. Contact him at chrisy@kcur.org.
Mackenzie Martin is an associate producer at KCUR. Reach out to her at mackenzie@kcur.org or on Twitter @_macmartin.