Date of Award
W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Type of Degree
Dr. Robert Rabe, Committee Chairperson
Dr. Janet Dooley
Dr. Chris Swindell
With advancing technology and social media becoming a more filtered place, many wonder whether or not the news has lost its credibility. However, this is not the first time technology has changed the way the newsroom works. Comparing the times of today and the times of the 1920s, a literature review and an analysis of the arguments between Walter Lippmann and John Dewey shows that not only are there many parallels, but the debate these two men had nearly one hundred years ago provides a blueprint and a game plan that will allow journalism to get its credibility back in the eyes of doubters.
Fake news -- United States.
Journalism -- Objectivity -- United States.
Digital media -- Moral and ethical aspects -- United States.
Mass media and propaganda -- United States.
Sensationalism in journalism -- United States
Hoyle, James Michael, "Fixing journalism's credibility problem: lessons from the Lippman-Dewey debate" (2019). Theses, Dissertations and Capstones. 1246.