Curated Resource ( ? )

What an academic hoax can teach us about journalism in the age of Trump » Nieman Journalism Lab

my notes ( ? )

Alan Sokal attempted to prove that the influence of postmodern ways of thinking in the humanities had reached the point where academic nonsense was indistinguishable from academic sense. As a physicist, Sokal found writing about science to be particularly offensive... Sokal was conducting an experiment to see if “a leading North American journal of cultural studies... [would] publish an article liberally salted with nonsense if (a) it sounded good and (b) it flattered the editors’ ideological preconceptions.” They did...
there’s a way all this stuff actually matters for journalism... Facts do not, contra common belief, speak for themselves. Accuracy doesn’t matter unless there are institutions and norms with the authority to make it matter. The question for the press is how to make truth matter again.

Read the Full Post

The above notes were curated from the full post www.niemanlab.org/2017/05/what-an-academic-hoax-can-teach-us-about-journalism-in-the-age-of-trump/.

Related reading

More Stuff I Like

More Stuff tagged news, hoax, postmodern, disinformation

See also: Content Strategy, Social Media

Cookies disclaimer

MyHub.ai saves very few cookies onto your device: we need some to monitor site traffic using Google Analytics, while another protects you from a cross-site request forgeries. Nevertheless, you can disable the usage of cookies by changing the settings of your browser. By browsing our website without changing the browser settings, you grant us permission to store that information on your device. More details in our Privacy Policy.

I agree