Analyzing online political discussion using three models of democratic communication

  title={Analyzing online political discussion using three models of democratic communication},
  author={Deen Freelon},
  journal={New Media \& Society},
  pages={1172 - 1190}
  • Deen Freelon
  • Published 4 May 2010
  • Sociology
  • New Media & Society
Research examining online political forums has until now been overwhelmingly guided by two broad perspectives: (1) a deliberative conception of democratic communication and (2) a diverse collection of incommensurable multi-sphere approaches. While these literatures have contributed many insightful observations, their disadvantages have left many interesting communicative dynamics largely unexplored. This article seeks to introduce a new framework for evaluating online political forums (based on… 

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