advocacy journalism


: journalism that advocates a cause or expresses a viewpoint
advocacy journalist noun

Examples of advocacy journalism in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web MacIver's appeal arrived at the Supreme Court as other government entities have wrestled with how to define who is a reporter at a time when the internet often blursthat line and advocacy journalism has proliferated in state capitals and in Washington. John Fritze, USA TODAY, 14 Dec. 2021 Cooper scolded officials in confrontational interviews that crossed a line into advocacy journalism and visibly choked up on camera. Washington Post, 12 May 2021 In 1993, The Republic embarked on an ambitious course of advocacy journalism in the Pulliam tradition. John D'anna, azcentral, 19 May 2020 The paper didn't care for balanced reporting: This was advocacy journalism, with a strong dose of saucy celebrity gossip. Jenni Marsh, CNN, 27 Aug. 2019 Andy Bosselman is editor and executive director of Streetsblog Denver, an affiliate of a national network of nonprofit advocacy journalism publications that cover the movement for better walking, biking and public transportation. Andy Bosselman, The Denver Post, 15 Nov. 2019 Dean Nelson, a media analyst and the director of the journalism program at Point Loma Nazerene University, calls it advocacy journalism. San Diego Union-Tribune, 27 Sep. 2019 But there are many kinds of journalism: straight news, expert analysis, advocacy journalism (think alt weeklies), cultural criticism and opinion writing. Kerry Lengel, azcentral, 24 July 2019 Assorted independent movements and personal goals converged to occasion the arrival of young black filmmakers outside the Hollywood system, but Ugwu’s advocacy journalism caters to a generational ignorance that is superficial and uninformed. Armond White, National Review, 10 July 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1969, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of advocacy journalism was in 1969

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“Advocacy journalism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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