As relativism has spread from universities to newsrooms, the epistemic culture of journalism is going through a conceptual change that is bound to have profound effects on the democratically relevant knowledge-seeking enterprise, with its various practical forms. Indeed, objectivity has already been replaced by many journalists and journalistic organizations with the alternative ideals of “fairness”, “balance”, “neutrality” and “transparency”

“[…] journalism is also an interesting epistemic practice for studying and developing a pragmatist conception of objective knowledge”, suggests Aki Petteri Lehtinen, of the University of Helsinki, in a paper to be delivered at the First European Pragmatism Conference, 19–21 September 2012, Rome, Italy.

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