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Why democracies need an unlovable press

Author: Michael Schudson
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; Malden, MA : Polity, ©2008.
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"Journalism does not create democracy and democracy does not invent journalism, but what is the relationship between them? This question is at the heart of this book by world-renowned sociologist and media scholar Michael Schudson. Focusing on the US media but seeing them in a comparative context, Schudson brings his understanding of news as at once a story-telling and fact-centered practice to bear on a variety of  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Schudson
ISBN: 9780745644523 074564452X 0745644538 9780745644530
OCLC Number: 228224817
Description: vii, 147 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction: facts and democracy --
Six or seven things news can do for democracy --
The US model of journalism: exception or exemplar? --
The invention of the American newspaper as popular art, 1890-1930 --
Why democracies need an unlovable press --
The concept of politics in contemporary US journalism --
What's unusual about covering politics as usual --
The anarchy of events and the anxiety of story telling --
Why conversation is not the soul of democracy --
The trouble with experts, and why democracies need them.
Responsibility: Michael Schudson.
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