Should journalists convey emotion when covering crisis events?
In the aftermath of the recent earthquake in Haiti, many reports coming out of the country have featured journalists who were outwardly distraught and emotional. And many broadcasters have provided information about ways viewers and listeners can help the victims.
While many appreciate hearing journalists' sentiment, others hold that emotional outpouring does not belong in journalism, and that journalists should remain objective, even during tragic crises or disasters.
What do you think? Is there room in journalism for reporters to express emotion and personal experiences when covering crisis events? Does this journalistic style enhance news coverage?