Monthly Archives: February 2012

Journalists’ Duplicitous Loyalties

Kovach and Rosenstiel claim that journalists’ first loyalty is to citizens for which they write. They explain that “digging up and telling the truth—even at the expense of the owners’ other financial interests—is a prerequisite of telling the news . … Continue reading

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When Truthiness Surpasses Truth

Stephen Colbert was awarded the “Word of the Year” award from Merriam-Webster’s 2006 contest. The word was truthiness, defined by Colbert as “truth that comes from the gut, not books,” and defined by Merriam-Webster as “the quality of preferring concepts or … Continue reading

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