Thanks to social media everyone can have an opinion and a voice, but should journalists get personal too? Emotional imagery and words are a great way to get traffic on social media or to get an audience to pay attention, but shouldn't the news be balanced and factual? Or is better for journalists to wear their hearts on their sleeves and to be honest about their views?

The session will take as its starting point some of the issues raised in the article How journalism is turning emotional by Charlie Beckett.