The Resource Why democracies need an unlovable press, Michael Schudson

Why democracies need an unlovable press, Michael Schudson

Label
Why democracies need an unlovable press
Title
Why democracies need an unlovable press
Statement of responsibility
Michael Schudson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Journalism does not create democracy and democracy does not invent journalism, but what is the relationship between them? This question is at the heart of this book by world-renowned sociologist and media scholar Michael Schudson. Focusing on the US media but seeing them in a comparative context, Schudson brings his understanding of news as at once a story-telling and fact-centered practice to bear on a variety of controversies about what public knowledge today is and what it should be. Should experts have a role in governing democracies? Is news melodramatic or is it ironic - or is it both at different times? In the title essay, Schudson even suggests that journalism serves the interests of free expression and democracy best when it least lives up to the demands of media critics for deep thought and analysis; passion for the sensational event may be news at its democratically most powerful. Lively, provocative, unconventional, and deeply informed by a rich understanding of journalism's history, this work collects the best of Schudson's recent writings, including several pieces published here for the first time."--Jacket
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
302.23
Index
index present
LC call number
P95.8
LC item number
.S37 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Why democracies need an unlovable press, Michael Schudson
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 126-140) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: facts and democracy -- Six or seven things news can do for democracy -- The US model of journalism: exception or exemplar? -- The invention of the American newspaper as popular art, 1890-1930 -- Why democracies need an unlovable press -- The concept of politics in contemporary US journalism -- What's unusual about covering politics as usual -- The anarchy of events and the anxiety of story telling -- Why conversation is not the soul of democracy -- The trouble with experts, and why democracies need them
Control code
ocn841810023
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 147 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780745675312
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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.b35357381
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)841810023
  • pebco0745658814

Library Locations

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