Seeking Truth in Changing Journalism: An Ambivalent Notion in Rede Globo

Brazilian Journalism Research

Faculdade de Comunicação, Universidade de Brasília(UnB), ICC Norte, Subsolo, Sala ASS 633
Brasília / DF
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ISSN: 1981-9854
Editor Chefe: Fábio Henrique Pereira
Início Publicação: 31/05/2005
Periodicidade: Quadrimestral
Área de Estudo: Comunicação

Seeking Truth in Changing Journalism: An Ambivalent Notion in Rede Globo

Ano: 2016 | Volume: 12 | Número: 3
Autores: Débora Lapa Gadret, Gisele Dotto Reginato
Autor Correspondente: Débora Lapa Gadret | [email protected]

Palavras-chave: journalism, discourse, truth, television, Rede Globo

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Resumo Inglês:

Truth has been a central notion for journalism as a social institution. In current times, when journalistic role and practices are being challenged by audiences and by media reconfigurations, it is important to ask how the field's traditional values are being reorganized. Thus, the objective of this paper is to analyse how Brazilian television network Rede Globo comprehends the notion of truth in 2014’s institutional commercials. Through discourse analysis of their campaign, we found that the concept being presented is ambivalent: sometimes, truth is a unified entity and at other times it is multiple. Even though there is an ambiguity when presenting this value, journalism is always shown as responsible for mediating access to truth(s), high lightening journalistic relevance to society.