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Populist Postmodernism: When Cultural Critique of an Enlightenment Occupation Goes Viral

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Abstract:  Journalism as an occupation has deep roots in the Enlightenment. The criticisms it faces, in contrast, reflect a populist permutation of Postmodernist critiques. This essay explores the implications for contemporary journalism, ending with suggestions for how practitioners might best respond.

Keywords:  democracy; Enlightenment; journalism; populism; postmodernism; truth

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.17645/mac.v7i4.2268


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