TITLE

When the Conflict Narrative Doesn't Fit

AUTHOR(S)
Winston, Diane
PUB. DATE
December 2005
SOURCE
Nieman Reports;Winter2005, Vol. 59 Issue 4, p67
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article explores the consequences of using the conflict narrative in covering the issue of intelligent design. Journalists rely on narrative structures that hide more than they reveal and simplify the kinds of contextualization, sourcing and analysis that can offer new insight on several issues. According to sociologist Richard W. Flory, by lessening the significance of faith and promoting science, journalists demonstrated that their field is suited to succeed religion in the modern world. Journalists use the conflict narrative frequently because it is reliable and easier than research and original thinking.
ACCESSION #
19403341

 

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