Journalism and Democracy: An Evaluation of the Political Public Sphere

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The public sphere is said to be in crisis. Dumbing down, tabloidisation, infotainment and spin are alleged to contaminate it, adversely affecting the quality of political journalism and of democracy itself. There is a pervasive pessimism about the relationship between the media and democracy, and widespread concern for the future of the political process. Journalism and Democracy challenges this orthodoxy, arguing instead for an alternative, more optimistic evaluation of the contemporary public sphere and its contribution ...

Journalism and Democracy: An Evaluation of the Political Public Sphere 1999, Routledge, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780415212809

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