How To Define Objectivity In Journalism

How To Define Objectivity In Journalism


  • Prof. Ali Raza Department of Social Sciences, Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS)
  • Dr. John Smith Department of Social Policy and Intervention, University of Oxford, UK
  • Dr. Fatima Saeed Department of Social Work, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad


objectivity, positivism, journalism, history


This article takes a look at the theoretical institutions that were the impetus for the development of the concept of objectivity in journalism. This paper contends that the notion of objectivity in journalism may be traced back to positivism, which was an earlier historical theoretical school, and that it has close ties to this school. Journalism has made a number of attempts to break free of the positivist objectivity paradigm, but none of them have been very fruitful thus far. The report goes into detail about each of these different activities. A topography of journalism theory is presented as the concluding section of the study. This section examines journalism theory through the prism of the concept of objectivity.




How to Cite

Prof. Ali Raza, Dr. John Smith, & Dr. Fatima Saeed. (2024). How To Define Objectivity In Journalism. Contemporary Research Review for Social Work, 2(01), 41–50. Retrieved from