Politics and journalism in a post-truth world
|Format:||Print Book 2019|
|Availability:||Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy|
Fake news. Alternative facts. Even before those terms were coined, we had already moved to a post-truth reality. Due to a number of driving forces, we have evolved into a society that values emotion and personal belief more than it does objective facts. More Americans are willing to believe false stories as long as they match up with their own personal and political beliefs. How will this affect our elections, journalistic standards, and news habits? Can we ever go back? The diverse viewpoints in this volume attempt to explain and predict the state of our union.
ContentsIs the post-truth world a permanent reality? Politicians lie to us every day / Allan H. Meltzer
The 24-hour news cycle can be detrimental / Iman Amrani
Presidents have too much power / Patricio Navia
The search for the truth can never stop / Harold Pinter
People no longer trust the media / Andrew Harrison
How secure is the politician-media marriage? American journalism is failing democracy / Robert Jensen
Bias is natural for journalists / Thor Benson
Politics and media are changing / Sunder Katwala, Ben Whitford and Carlos Ottery
The media needs a watchdog / Geert Linnebank
Is there a place for morals in politics today? Backing an alleged criminal in favor of his political party is no longer inexcusable / Martin Pengelly
Politicians have a reasonable right to privacy / Dennis F. Thompson
Place the blame on a scandal-mongering press / Ross Benes
Political adversity might be strengthening journalism / Ryan J. Thomas
Are special interests corrupting politics? In the United States money controls politics / Jon Schwarz
Candidates are increasingly beholden to special interest groups / Jonathan Backer
Political parties might be corrupting politics / Ezra Klein
Bernie Sanders did not cost Hillary Clinton the election / Robert Wheel.
|Series||Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)|
-- Political aspects
-- United States
-- 21st century.
Journalism -- Objectivity -- United States.
Social media -- Political aspects -- United States.
Right and left (Political science) -- United States.
United States -- Politics and government -- 21st century -- Press coverage.
|Publisher|| New York :2019
176 pages ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-172) and index.