The Idea of Public Journalism

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Theodore Lewis Glasser
Guilford Press, May 14, 1999 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 229 pages
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 Idea of Public Journalism sheds lights on issues of political power, freedom of expression, democratic participation and press responsibility.
 

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Contents

The Idea of Public Journalism
3
The Challenge of Public Journalism
19
The Action of the Idea Public Journalism in Built Form
21
In Defense of Public Journalism
49
The Common Good as First Principle
67
Making Readers into Citizensthe OldFashioned Way
85
The Challenge for Public Journalism
97
Public Journalism and Democratic Theory Four Challenges
99
Journalism and the Sociology of Public Life
134
Making the Neighborhood Work The Improbabilities of Public Journalism
152
APPENDICES
173
On Evaluating Public Journalism
175
Reinventing the Press for the Age of Commercial Appeals Writings on and about Public Journalism
197
A Selected and Annotated Bibliography
210
Index
223
Copyright

What Public Journalism Knows about Journalism but Doesnt Know about Public
118

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About the author (1999)

Theodore L. Glasser is professor of communication and director of the Graduate Program in Journalism at Stanford University. His work has appeared in a variety of publications, including "Critical Studies in Mass Communication," "Journal of Communication," "Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly," "Nieman Reports," "The Quill," and" The New York Times Book Review." " Custodians of Conscience: Investigative Journalism and Public Virtue," written with James Ettema, was published in 1998 by Columbia University Press.
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His previous publications include "Public Opinion and the Communication of Consent," coedited with Charles T. Salmon.

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