Overcoming the objectivity of the senses: Enhancing journalism practice through Eastern philosophies

Alessandro Martinisi*, Jairo Lugo-Ocando

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This article attempts to broaden the theoretical boundaries of journalism studies by re-examining journalism practices in the context of divisions between Western and Eastern philosophies. It looks at journalistic techniques of truth-seeking with particular emphasis on i) the ability to pick up a ‘scoop’, that is an original story; ii) interviewing as an art of inquiry, and iii) the use of statistics in supporting evidence. By so doing, the authors want not only to problematise the debates between epistemology and ontology within the boundaries of journalism studies, but also see how Eastern philosophies can help to allocate this debate in a more globalised context that can overcome the limitations set by the Enlightenment as a political project.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)439-455
Number of pages17
JournalInternational Communication Gazette
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Aug 14 2015



  • Enlightenment
  • Hinduism
  • epistemology
  • journalism
  • objectivity
  • senses

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Communication
  • Sociology and Political Science

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