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From the Diary of our first foreign correspondent: How sympathetic objectivity helped me in Indonesia
This kind of trust in my sources gave me the courage to leap into uncharted territories.
Updated. Legendary New York Times writer left to become an evangelist and mentor to several generations of journalists. Born December 4, 1927 in Glen Cove, New York.
I was weighed down with the same wordless oppression that had distracted me in the first days of my faith renewal. At times, the simmering anxiety from the oppression felt like spiritual napalm—a burning that adhered to all of my life. I had no idea what was happening to me.
Get more bang for your buck with empathy first. Open ears and heart makes for better interviews. Skepticism later, if needed.
Sympathetic objectivity may help us to bring together the sympathy of the heart with the objectivity and skepticism of the mind.
At A Journey we have a different approach which is built into our organization. Our idea of sympathy is that we have a “fellow-feeling” with our respondents. This solidarity is extended to “fellow understanding.”
After the PBS television broadcast about A Journey through NYC religions, some people asked for more detail about what we mean by “sympathetic objectivity.” Here are some preliminary thoughts.
Watch New York City Houses of Worship on PBS. See more from Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly. KIM LAWTON, correspondent: New York has been called the most secular city in America. But don’t tell that to Tony Carnes. He has made it his mission to systematically document all the religious sites in New York’s five boroughs, [...]
Be sure to tune into PBS Television’s Religion and Ethics Newsweekly next week! Sat Feb 23 10:30 am WNET-13 Sun Feb 24 10 am WLIW-21, 5:30 pm WNET 13
Want something to do Saturday? SEIS DEL SUR Dispatches from home by six Bronx Boricua photographers – Bronx Documentary Center
4pm Saturday Bronx Documentary Center, 614 Courtland Avenue and 151st St. 20 minutes by 2/5 train to Third Ave and 149th Street. By car: parking next door.