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Author Schudson, Michael.

Title Why democracies need an unlovable press / Michael Schudson
Published Cambridge : Polity, [2008]


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Description vii, 146 pages ; 21 cm
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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Press and politics.
Mass media -- Political aspects.
Journalism -- Political aspects.
Representative government and representation.
LC no. 2008301247
ISBN 9780745644523 hardback
074564452X hardback
9780745644530 paperback
0745644538 paperback