The Idea of Public Journalism

Edited by Theodore L. Glasser

A Paperback Original
A Paperback Original
May 14, 1999
ISBN 9781572304604
Price: $39.00
229 Pages
Size: 6" x 9"
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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.