The Institute of Art and Ideas explores the implications for news in the post-truth age.
We want news to accurately reflect the real world. But in an age when competing channels with different perspectives are instantly available should we recognise this goal as an illusion? Should we accept that politicians and journalists alike set the world’s agenda with their own fictions and fantasies, or is there a framework of objectivity we should require and demand? Editor of the Sunday Times Insight team Jonathan Calvert, founder of the Reuters Journalism Institute John Lloyd and philosopher and former editor of The World This Week Hilary Lawson examine the purpose of news in a post-truth world. This debate was created in association with Huffington Post UK.