The Journalist in Plato's Cave

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Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press, 1989 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 208 pages
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A provocative study of the complex relations between philosophy and journalism. The discussion addresses such subjects as the essential nature of journalism, news value, the relation of journalism to education, the ideal of a free press, and practical strategies for press reform and the improvement of journalism.
 

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Maybe there are good philosophical books about journalism, but I haven't found them yet and this certainly isn't one. The author draws inspiration from Plato's famous cave story, but his feeble ... Read full review

Contents

Acknowledgments
9
Journalist and Philosopher on the Ship of State
13
The Essential Nature of Journalism
30
The Journalist and the World of Platos Cave
70
The Journalist as Educator
109
The Ideal of a Free Press
136
Journalism and Philosophy
163
Notes
194
Bibliography
201
Index
205
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JAY NEWMAN is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Guelph.

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