The Enduring Problem of Journalism: Telling the Truth

Forde, Kathy Roberts
April 2012
Journal of Magazine & New Media Research;Spring2012, Vol. 13 Issue 1, p1
Academic Journal
An essay is presented which identifies the challenges of telling the truth in the professional practice of journalism. The author cites specific types of issues and events occurred in the U.S. in 1961 involving the news coverage of the Freedom Rides, an important event in the African-American civil rights campaign. The author adds that journalist and audiences must share a common understanding about truth in order to resolve the problems of truth-telling in journalism.


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