Contextual objectivity is a principle with roots in quantum mechanics that was adapted and applied to explain and describe the operations of news media organizations during times of war. Proposed by Adel Iskandar and Mohammed El-Nawawy in their analysis of Al-Jazeera as a case study, the term expresses the attempt "to reflect all sides of any story while retaining the values, beliefs and sentiments of the target audience". The concept has been applied by some scholars to explain Fox News Channel's news programming in the 2002-2003 run-up to the Iraq war. Other studies used contextual objectivity to describe differences between mainstream media and alternative ethnic media's coverage of post-Hurricane Katrina relief efforts.
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- Contextual Objectivity and Quantum Holism, Philippe Grangier, http://arXiv.org/abs/quant-ph/0301001v2
- Contextual Objectivity and the Quantum Formalism, Philippe Grangier, http://arxiv.org/abs/quant-ph/0407025
- Al-Jazeera: The Story of the Network that is Rattling Governments and redefining modern journalism, Adel Iskandar and Mohammed El-Nawawy
- The Minotaur of 'Contextual Objectivity': War coverage and the pursuit of accuracy with appeal
- Al Jazeera: In Pursuit of 'Contextual Objectivity' by Ralph Berenger
- el-Nawawy, Mohammed (8 April 2003). "Whose 'truth' is being reported? By". Christian Science Monitor. Retrieved 2009-05-16.
- "FIVE MONTHS OF AL-JAZEERA IN ENGLISH 'Non-American Doesn't Mean Anti-American'". Spiegel Online. 25 April 2007. Retrieved 2009-05-16.
- Mughrabi, Maher (31 August 2006). "Same war, different context". The Age. Retrieved 2009-05-16.
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