Objectivity to Truthiness

TitleObjectivity to Truthiness
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2010
Date Published08/2010
PublisherAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics
Publication Languageeng
AbstractSome are calling the turn of the 21st Century as the death of traditional journalism. As hybrid television shows link information with entertainment and network news programs market themselves to audiences with a particular political view, some grieve that the loss of traditional journalism in the lives of citizens believe that he greatest loss the traditional role journalists play an essential role in maintaining democracy by giving citizens the truth as objectively and dispassionately as possible. However some believe that information generators and givers who broadcast their own beliefs with the news and are not beholden to a paycheck may be able to fill this roll. The argue that the wide collection of voices available from independent and often "cause-motivated" newsgivers provide a higher likelihood that citizens will be able to gather the many perspectives necessary to understand complex social and governmental events.
NotesAssociation of Practical and Professional Ethics Regional Cases 2010 http://www.indiana.edu/~appe/ethicsbowl.html
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