When Objectivity Stops – Will Fowler

April 15, 2021, 2:10-3:00pm | virtual event via Webex

headshot of Will FowlerDuring last summer’s Black Lives Matter protests in Washington, D.C., journalist and Ames native Will Fowler headed to the streets. At first intending to observe the demonstrations as a reporter, he quickly became involved with the movement directly. Can a reporter become so entangled in a story that remaining objective becomes impossible? Join this First Amendment Days Depth & Dialogue session to discuss the limits of journalistic objectivity when you become a part of the story. Fowler lives in D.C. and is a science writer for WE&T, and freelance journalist and editor.  

Moderated by Brenda and Mark Witherspoon

Session recording: https://youtu.be/0jrYYAUrgR4

First Amendment Days, April 12-16, 2021, is Iowa State University’s annual weeklong celebration of our First Amendment freedoms – religion, speech, press, assembly, petition. It’s hosted by the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication’s First Amendment Committee. See the complete schedule.