The myth of objectivity in the news and internet journalism in Turkey
CitationÇelik, H. (2012). The myth of objectivity in the news and internet journalism in Turkey. International Journal of Turcologia. 7.14, 113-129.
Objectivity in news discussions continue over many years. Many and various rules were formed as a result of studies that were conducted so that the news on papers would reflect to reality and the journalis ts would be objective. The commercial aspect of journalism and the pressure groups and formations that aff ect the process of news production lead to the limited opportunities in the terms of achieving objectivity in news. This concept which is on the agenda again with the advent of the Internet has been controversial. This article focuses on the concept of objectivity in news and journalism in the internet as an example of objective structures is investigated. It uses qualitative research design. In Turkey, the most clicked on 14 news siteas the sample are taken. The fi rst fi ve of these sites are the extensions of sites of newspapers. These sites conti nue the objectivity of newspapers. It is seen that there are news from these different internet sources when the news sites are examined. Because these news are spread instantly and very fast to the sites, there is no way of verification. For this reason, the objectivity of the internet news sites is more controversial than the newspapers.