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The idea of public journalism

The idea of public journalism

Author: Theodore Lewis Glasser
Publisher: New York : Guilford Press, ©1999.
Series: Guilford communication series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"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  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Theodore Lewis Glasser
ISBN: 157230460X 9781572304604
OCLC Number: 40762569
Description: xxxiii, 229 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 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.
Series Title: Guilford communication series.
Responsibility: edited by Theodore L. Glasser ; foreword by Cole C. Campbell.
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Sheds light on issues of political power, freedom of expression, democratic participation and most importantly the responsibility of the press to serve the public.  Read more...


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Glasser assembles major figures in academia to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of public journalism and to advance the ongoing discussion of the movement. Contributors mix insight and historical Read more...

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