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Catskill Talks: on journalism

WURTSBORO, NY — The Wurtsboro Arts Alliance’s Catskill Talks for July is “Interpretive Journalism and the Objective Method: The Noble Myth of Objectivity,” by journalist, professor and researcher Dan Axelrod, Ph.D., on July 21 at 5 p.m. at John Neilson Gallery, 73 Sullivan St.

He will address the fundamental goals of journalism, including the techniques reporters use to root out fact from fiction. The talk also will cover the structural ways that journalistic newsgathering and the publication processes—including how reporters are trained, and the limitations, expectations and corporatization behind news formats—can lead to bias in stories. 

Axelrod has devoted 11 years to writing for newspapers, including six years as a full-time reporter, plus two years as a public relations specialist for a Blue Cross company and parts of seven years as a college journalism instructor. He joined the Times Herald-Record in 2017, where he is a business reporter. Donations will be accepted at the door.


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