Post-Post-Truth: An Adaptationist Theory of Journalistic Verism

@article{Godler2019PostPostTruthAA,
  title={Post-Post-Truth: An Adaptationist Theory of Journalistic Verism},
  author={Yigal Godler},
  journal={Communication Theory},
  year={2019},
  volume={30},
  pages={169-187}
}
  • Yigal Godler
  • Published 1 May 2020
  • Sociology
  • Communication Theory
In the age of post-truth, media studies find themselves trapped between the desire to restore journalism’s authority as a veristic (truth-seeking) institution and the lack of a coherent, applicable and consensual theory of truth. In order to develop such a theory of truth, this study bases itself on a detailed picture of how a sample of mainstream Israeli journalists covered 20 cases of factual controversies, drawing on journalists’ own accounts of their work, an independent analysis of… Expand
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