Jonathan Dovey (University of West England)
Zeena Feldman (King’s College London)
Hegel suggested that ‘reading the morning newspaper is the realist's morning prayer’. A person’s attitude toward the world, he continued, is shaped and governed either by God, or by what the world is. And the former, Hegel wrote, ‘gives as much security as the latter, in that one knows how one stands’. But in a world of ‘post-truth’, of ‘alternative facts’, and of a media (‘new media’) based more around the screen than around the page, how does Hegel’s sentiment stand? What kind of ‘security’ does the news afford us, if any?
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