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News Algorithms, Photojournalism and the Assumption of Mechanical Objectivity in Journalism: Digital Journalism: Vol 7, No 8
This article interrogates the relationship between epistemic authority and journalistic technology through the perspective of mechanical objectivity—a belief in technological systems capable of rendering a particular output in a manner that overcomes the limits of human subjectivity. By treating journalistic objectivity not as a stable referent, but as a contextual one prone to shifts in practices and understandings over time, it foregrounds how changing technologies of recording, creating, and distributing news content affect how journalistic objectivity is understood. Following this perspective, two technological practices are examined: photojournalism and algorithms. [paywalled after March 31]
journalism  algorithms  AlgoReport  photojournalism  objectivity  discrimination 
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