Is it True? - Part 1 - Provisional Nature of the Truth

Lesson Objectives:

  • Identify the parallels between scientific truth and journalistic truth.
  • Describe the “provisional” nature of the truth. 

Video Introduction:

Hong Kong University's Journalism and Media Studies Centre Lecturer Anne Kruger explains the provisional nature of the truth. 

Guiding Questions

  • What does "provisional" mean?
  • What steps should news consumers take then, when encountering breaking news?
  • How might scientific truth and journalistic truth be the same?