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Authentic Journalism?: A Critical Discussion about Existential  Authenticity in Journalism Ethics
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Information Technology and Media. (DEMICOM)ORCID iD: 0000-0003-2017-1117
2012 (English)In: Journal of Mass Media Ethics, ISSN 0890-0523, E-ISSN 1532-7728, Vol. 27, no 1, 2-14 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Authenticity as an ideal is construed in general as an expression of existentialist unhappiness with the perceived dehumanization of man in modern society. Existential journalism can be seen as rejection of the demands of conformism and compromise of personal convictions that many journalists face. Ethically, existential journalism calls on journalists to live authentic lives, as private individuals as well as in their profession. This means to resist external pressures and to choose to follow a path that can be defended by the individual journalist’s inner conscience. Existential journalism, in general, has been more debated in the field of mass media ethics than authenticity. Authenticity is, however, a contested concept, and this essay applies a critical discussion about authenticity as an ethical guide to the field of journalism. Weaknesses in the idea of existential authenticity problematize the existential construal of authenticity as a route to heightened ethical awareness for contemporary journalists.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2012. Vol. 27, no 1, 2-14 p.
Keyword [en]
authenticity, existential journalism, John Calhoun Merrill, Theodor Adorno, Charles Taylor
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Humanities Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-15809DOI: 10.1080/08900523.2012.636244ISI: 000302063100002Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84865819396Local ID: DEMICOMOAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-15809DiVA: diva2:487917
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Media and authenticity
Available from: 2012-02-01 Created: 2012-02-01 Last updated: 2012-09-18Bibliographically approved

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