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dc.contributor.authorFloyd, Julieten_US
dc.contributor.editorKatz, James E.en_US
dc.date2018-11-01
dc.date.accessioned2019-12-19T15:21:23Z
dc.date.available2019-12-19T15:21:23Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.citationJuliet Floyd. 2019. ""The True" in Journalism." In: Journalism and the Search for Truth, ed. James E. Katz, Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780190900250.001.0001
dc.identifier.isbn9780190900250
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/39017
dc.descriptionReproduced by permission of Oxford University Press. DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190900250.001.0001en_US
dc.description.abstract“The True” is a central norm of journalism that cannot be reduced away to something else: opinion, consensus, social force, power, or demographic identity. There are no “alternative” facts, though there are of course alternative interpretations of facts. The evolution of social media platforms have made collective pursuit of the ideal of “the True” more difficult and complex in our time. Just as in the 15th century the printing press led to the dissemination of forms of scepticism, so today, as the manufacture of doubt is disseminated by algorithms, distrust of journalists is widespread and increasing. Following Frege, we argue that journalists should nevertheless pursue the norm of “the True” as a central, irreducible and irreplaceable norm. We survey debates over “the True” from Frege through the pragmatists, social constructivists, deconstructionists, deflationists. In the end, we side with those who refuse to eliminate “the True”: Frege, Wittgenstein, Quine, Putnam and Diamond. “The True” should not be reduced to something it is not. Nevertheless we should be realistic about the struggle involved in unfolding and revealing it. The struggle for appropriate representation, acknowledgement of “the True”, is a central target of journalism, as it is also in everyday life.en_US
dc.publisherOxford University Pressen_US
dc.relation.ispartofJournalism and the Search for Truth, ed. James E. Katz, Oxford University Press
dc.title"The True" in Journalismen_US
dc.typeBook chapteren_US
dc.description.versionAccepted manuscripten_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1093/oso/9780190900250.001.0001
pubs.elements-sourcemanual-entryen_US
pubs.notesEmbargo: Not knownen_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston Universityen_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston University, College of Arts & Sciencesen_US
pubs.organisational-groupBoston University, College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Philosophyen_US
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden_US
dc.identifier.orcid0000-0002-2916-4178 (Floyd, Juliet)
dc.identifier.mycv420413


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