The Press Edited by Geneva Overholser and Kathleen Hall Jamieson New York: Oxford University Press (Institutions of American Democracy Series), 2005. 473 pp

@article{Sperry2006ThePE,
  title={The Press Edited by Geneva Overholser and Kathleen Hall Jamieson New York: Oxford University Press (Institutions of American Democracy Series), 2005. 473 pp},
  author={Ben Sperry},
  journal={American Journalism},
  year={2006},
  volume={23},
  pages={173 - 174}
}
  • Ben Sperry
  • Published 1 April 2006
  • Political Science
  • American Journalism
This ongoing positioning in the agora, so intentional at the local level, becomes more nebulous and problematic when the broader issue of the entire media's role in a democracy is considered. The Press, a collection of essays written by some 35 scholars and journalists and edited by Geneva Overholser and Kathleen Hall Jamieson, is a systematic attempt to grapple with a number of basic questions on this daunting topic. For example, from the book's introduction: is journalism necessary for an…