"The free press cannot be free," Robert Entman asserts. "Inevitably, it is dependent." In this penetrating critique of American journalism and the political process, Entman identifies a "vicious circle of interdependence" as the key dilemma facing reporters and editors. To become sophisticated citizens, he argues, Americans need high-quality, independent political journalism; yet, to stay in business while producing such journalism, news organizations would need an audience of sophisticated citizens. As Entman shows, there ...

Democracy Without Citizens: Media and the Decay of American Politics 1990, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780195065763

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Democracy Without Citizens: Media and the Decay of American Politics 1989, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

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