The Idea of Public Journalism

The Idea of Public Journalism

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Guilford Pr
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.

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.


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Discusses questions surrounding what citizens can expect from journalists and academicians, and how academicians can collaborate more effectively with journalists in dealing with challenges facing democracy, culture, community, and craft. An introduction proposes that journalism can be seen as problem solving, as contributing to understanding, and as a philosophy of attentiveness. Topics include making readers into citizens, and journalism and the sociology of public life. Includes a bibliographic essay, and an annotated bibliography. Almost all contributors are academics. The editor is a professor of communication and journalism at Stanford University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: New York : Guilford Press, c1999
ISBN: 9781572304604
157230460X
Characteristics: xxxiii, 229 p. ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Glasser, Theodore L.

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