NPR, Cokie Roberts and journalistic objectivity on the campaign trail

NPR, Cokie Roberts and journalistic objectivity on the campaign trail

Cokie Roberts

The 2016 presidential race has been anything but standard.

As the insults mounted, starting with the first Republican debate, and some of the unlikeliest candidates rose to the top, it has proved extra tricky for journalists to remain totally objective on the campaign’s events.

But, some argue, this election is a bit like none other…so it’s ok for reporters to inject their opinion as well. Case in point - NPR commentator Cokie Roberts. She, along with her husband Steven Roberts wrote a column admonishing the GOP to stop Donald Trump’s success.

NPR tried to clarify Roberts’ role on the show on Monday.

Take Two host Alex Cohen also talked to the network’s Senior Vice President of News and Editorial Director Michael Oreskes about it, and how NPR is advising its reporters during this topsy-turvy election season.