Title

The American newspaper as the public conversational commons.

SelectedWorks Author Profiles:

Robert Ward Dardenne

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1996

Date Issued

January 1996

Date Available

November 2014

ISSN

0890-0523

Abstract

Most scholars in political theory and sociology have dismissed journalism as an institutional force in the public sphere, in part because of journalists' largely self-defined and curiously marginalized role as a mere transmission apparatus for traditional news. The authors advocate a philosophy of public journalism faithful to the commons, in which newspapers become a site for public dialogue accessible to all citizens, where positions that could not or would not be explored elsewhere are advanced, argued, assessed, and acted upon.

Comments

Abstract only. Full-text article is available through licensed access provided by the publisher. Published in Journal of Mass Media Ethics, 11(3), 159-165.

Language

en_US

Publisher

Routledge

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
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