Fascinating post by Charlie Beckett, of the LSE’s Polis think tank, on whether journalists should allow themselves to become emotionally involved in their reporting of a story. He is writing with reference to Gaza and Jon Snow’s heartfelt monologue about the issue. And I tend to agree with this point:
It’s impossible to make cast-iron rules about this sort of thing. Journalism is a craft not a science. Personally, I think that the best TV reporters actually under-write and let the images and victims’ own voices speak for themselves.