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The idea of public journalism

"This volume offers a critical and constructive examination of the claims of public journalism, the controversial movement aimed at getting the press to promote and indeed improve - not merely report on - the quality of public life. From leading contributors, original essays refine the terms of the debate by situating it within a broad cultural, historical, and philosophical framework. Exploring the movement's promise as well as its problems, the book sheds light on vital issues of political power, freedom of expression, democratic participation, and press responsibility."--Jacket
Print Book, English, ©1999
Guilford Press, New York, ©1999
xxxiii, 229 pages ; 23 cm
9781572304604, 157230460X
Foreword: journalism as a democratic art / Cole C. Campbell
The idea of public journalism / Theodore L. Glasser
The action of the idea: public journalism in built form / Jay Rosen
In defense of public journalism / James W. Carey
The common good as first principle / Clifford G. Christians
Making readers into citizens
the old-fashioned way / Thomas C. Leonard
Public journalism and democratic theory: four challenges / John Durham Peters
What public journalism knows about journalism but doesn't know about "public" / Michael Schudson
Journalism and the sociology of public life / John J. Pauly
Making the neighborhood work: the improbabilities of public journalism / Barbie Zelizer
Appendix A. On evaluating public journalism / Steven H. Chaffee and Michael McDevitt
Appendix B. Reinventing the press for the age of commercial appeals: writings on and about public journalism / Hanno Hardt