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Apostles of Certainty: Data Journalism and the Politics of Doubt

C.W. Anderson


Apostles of Certainty: Data Journalism and the Politics of Doubt traces the way American journalists have made use of quantitative information in their news reporting from the early twentieth century to the present day. In so doing, it examines changing notions of journalistic objectivity and truth telling, particularly as these have evolved alongside social science disciplines such as political science and sociology. Apostles of Certainty uses methodological techniques pioneered in science and technology studies to link the study of newsroom ontologies and epistemologies to a broader analysis ... More

Keywords: computational journalism, data, fact-checking, journalism, news, public sphere, sociology, technology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190492335
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190492335.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

C.W. Anderson, author
Professor of Media and Communication, University of Leeds