In Carl Fox & Joe Saunders (eds.), Media Ethics: Free Speech and the Requirements of Democracy. London: Routledge. pp. 240-264 (2019)

Alex Worsnip
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
In this paper, I defend the view that it is wrong for us to consume only, or overwhelmingly, media that broadly aligns with our own political viewpoints: that is, it is wrong to be politically “partisan” in our decisions about what media to consume. We are obligated to consume media that aligns with political viewpoints other than our own – to “diversify our sources”. This is so even if our own views are, as a matter of fact, substantively correct.
Keywords Applied epistemology  Media epistemology  Media ethics  Epistemic partisanship  Motivated reasoning  Fake news  Cultural cognition  Journalism
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