Public Journalism and Political Knowledge / Edition 224

Public Journalism and Political Knowledge / Edition 224

by Anthony J. Eksterowicz
     
 

ISBN-10: 0847695409

ISBN-13: 9780847695409

Pub. Date: 08/28/2000

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

The public (or civic) journalism movement has sparked an ongoing debate within journalistic circles. In this book, leading journalists, communication scholars, and political scientists assess the state of contemporary public journalism, looking at its origins, the arguments for and against public journalism, and the state of political knowledge. Addressing theoretical…  See more details below

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The public (or civic) journalism movement has sparked an ongoing debate within journalistic circles. In this book, leading journalists, communication scholars, and political scientists assess the state of contemporary public journalism, looking at its origins, the arguments for and against public journalism, and the state of political knowledge. Addressing theoretical and academic notions of public journalism--in conjunction with the possible role of the modern university--this timely volume explores the potential of public journalism to help elevate the public's political knowledge.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847695409
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
08/28/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.86(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.48(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsvii
Forewordix
Introductionxiii
Part IThe Origins of Public Journalism
1The History and Development of Public Journalism3
2Public Journalism: A Critique21
Part IIThe Practice of Public Journalism
3Public Journalism and the Press: The Virginian-Pilot Experience43
4Is Anybody Out There? The Roanoke Times Experience61
5Public Journalism and Television News77
6Public Journalism and National Public Radio91
Part IIIThe Impact and Future of Public Journalism
7Public Journalism and Community Change121
8If You Report It, Will They Care? Political Knowledge and Public Journalism143
9Educating the Public Journalist for the Twenty-First Century169
Epilogue: Public Journalism and the Future185
Index189
About the Contributors197

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