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Journalism and the Philosophy of Truth

Beyond Objectivity and Balance

Journalism and the Philosophy of Truth by Jesse Owen Hearns-Branaman
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This book bridges a gap between discussions about truth, human understanding, and epistemology in philosophical circles, and debates about objectivity, bias, and truth in journalism. It examines four major philosophical theories in easy to understand terms while maintaining a critical insight which is fundamental to the contemporary study of journalism. The book aims to move forward the discussion of truth in the news media by dissecting commonly used concepts such as bias, objectivity, balance, fairness, in a philosophically-grounded way, drawing on in depth interviews with journalists to explore how journalists talk about truth.

Taylor and Francis; February 2016
164 pages; ISBN 9781317499992
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Title: Journalism and the Philosophy of Truth
Author: Jesse Owen Hearns-Branaman
 
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