New Journalism Studies article

Image result for journalism studies journalI’m pleased to have a new piece out in Journalism Studies titled “The Information Politics of Journalism in a Post-Truth Age.” It acknowledges the extreme shortcomings of “post-truth age” as an analytical term while taking seriously its  currency for thinking about contemporary journalism, particularly in the US. That is, even if we lack the we lack well-defined terminology, we still have to confront the larger cultural context of news. Doing so, I argue, requires going beyond carrying out journalism-as-usual and hoping the work itself well support journalistic authority. Journalists are in the position of having to argue for their importance, relevance, utility, and, well, truthfulness. This requires an overt defense alongside a self-reflexive position that more carefully interrogates weaknesses.


About Matt Carlson

Associate Professor of Communication Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication University of Minnesota
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