Communication and citizenship : journalism and the public sphere in the new media age

@inproceedings{Dahlgren1991CommunicationAC,
  title={Communication and citizenship : journalism and the public sphere in the new media age},
  author={Peter Dahlgren and C. Sparks},
  year={1991}
}
This book addresses a question which is central to academic and journalistic debate - to what extent are the media in modern societies able to help citizens learn about the world, debate their responses to it and reach informed decisions about what courses of action to adopt? Can the media play a role in the formation of public opinion at a time when public service broadcasting is under attack and the popular press panders to market forces with an output of celebrity gossip and sensationalized… Expand
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