Appeals to authority in journalism

Critical Review 15 (3-4):347-357 (2003)
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Abstract More than most information?gathering professions, journalism depends on authorities as legitimate sources of information. Ironically, the journalistic appeal to authority is used to bolster the credibility of a reporter's story, even though the substitution of authoritative pronouncements for first?hand investigation makes reporters vulnerable to hoaxes and bias.
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DOI 10.1080/08913810308443587
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