Introduction: The Dynamics of Truthfulness and Media

Beate Schirrmacher, Nafiseh Mousavi

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In this introduction to “Truth Claims Across Media,” we approach pressing questions related to facts and fakes, authority and authenticity, information and disinformation through an intermedial perspective. As digital technology allows us to blend different media and modes on an unprecedented scale, we need to delve deeper into how our media choices impact our perception of truthfulness. We present the concepts of truthfulness and truth claims, examining what kind of knowledge about the actual world can be derived from specific media products. The intermedial perspective serves as a lens through which we can elucidate how the interplay between facts, coherence, and audience engagement varies in different media contexts. From this perspective, it becomes possible to discuss how media choices influence knowledge production and relate to the evolving demands for authenticity and witnessing in today’s shifting media landscape.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTruth Claims Across Media
EditorsBeate Schirrmacher, Nafiseh Mousavi
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages25
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-031-42064-1
ISBN (Print)978-3-031-42063-4, 978-3-031-42066-5
Publication statusPublished - 2023 Dec 21

Publication series

NamePalgrave Studies in Intermediality
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan Cham
ISSN (Print)2731-9512
ISSN (Electronic)2731-9520

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Media Studies
  • Communication Studies


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