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New Media, Old News: Journalism & Democracy in the Digital Age
With massive changes in the media environment and its technologies, interrogating the nature of news journalism is one of the most urgent tasks we face in defining the public interest today. The implications are serious, not just for the future of the news, but also for the practice of democracy. In a thorough empirical investigation of journalistic practices in different ...more
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This is a really interesting look at how to understand the media. I’ve become very interested lately in the relationship between the media and social policy. There are, of course, many schools of thought, as is explained in on of the last chapters here, “In democratic theory, three broad schools of thought have emerged: elitist, deliberative, and pluralist.” Page 193 Other books I’ve read lately basically pick their favourite and then try to make the world fit that – always a good idea. This boo ...more