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Published: 27 September 1990

256 Pages | 14 line illus.

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195065763

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Democracy without Citizens

Media and the Decay of American Politics

Robert M. Entman

in this book, Professor Entman offers a penetrating critique of American journalism and the political process. He identifies what he considers the key dilemma facing today's reporters and editors: the catch-22 that prevents the news media from offering in-depth quality journalism, which would create a sophisticated citizenry, because it does not already have a sophisticated audience. He continues on to examine the effects and offer possible solutions to this dilemma. In the course of his analysis, Entman sheds considerable light on such issues as the sources and bias of the news, the relations between media and government, the FCC's Fairness Doctrine, and more.

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