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Reckoning: Journalism's Limits and Possibilities

Candis Callison and Mary Lynn Young


The book is about how journalists know what they know, who gets to decide what good journalism is, and how we know when it’s done right. Until a couple decades ago, these questions were rarely asked by journalists. When journalists were questioned by malcontented publics and critics about how they were doing journalism, these questions were easily ignored. Now, if you’re on social media, you’re likely to see multiple critiques of journalism on a daily basis. It seems not only convenient but pragmatic to give most of the credit to digital technologies and/or market failure for how relationships ... More

Keywords: journalist, journalism, objectivity, digital, social media, race, gender, colonialism, indigenous, crisis

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190067076
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190067076.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Candis Callison, author
Associate Professor of Journalism, University of British Columbia

Mary Lynn Young, author
Associate Professor of Journalism, University of British Columbia