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Being Objective about the News

Ben Bayer

Presented at: OCON 2017

Date: Jun 10, 2017

In the 2016 election there was widespread concern about “fake news” and media bias. This talk explores the guidance Objectivist epistemology offers for being an objective consumer of the news. How do the requirements of integration and reduction help guide one’s acceptance of the reports of others? How do we avoid uncritical reliance on the media without becoming skeptics of journalism as such? How do we avoid bias without abandoning concern for our values?

journalismcurrent eventsepistemology

Parts: 1

Handout: none