From Glenn Beck to Keith Olbermann, from Rachel Maddow to Fox News there has been intense focus and debate on the "spin" of broadcast journalism. Should journalists admit their biases and not pretend to be impartial? Others insist that they should aspire to the traditional standard, (as outlined by The New York Times
' editor Bill Keller: "Impartiality is not just a matter of pretending to be neutral; it is a healthful, intellectual discipline.").
Journalism school director Geneva Overholser
(pictured) joins Eric Alterman
, professor of journalism at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism and a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, for this discussion at KPCC's broadcast center in Pasadena.
The program is made possible by grants from The California Wellness and The Righteous Persons Foundations.