The Media and The Public: "Them" and "Us" in Media Discourse
March 2010, Wiley-Blackwell
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- Explores the ways a range of media, from the press to television to the Internet, have constructed and represented the public in
- Situates contemporary media-public discourse and relationships in an historical context in order to show the origin of contemporary public/political engagement
- Explores the role of the media in accessing or denying the articulation of public voices, and the ways in which publics are harnessing new media formats to produce richer and more complex forms of political engagement
- Part of the ICA Communication in the Public Interest Series,and meant to be accessible to interested lay-readers, policy makers, and students, as well as scholars working in communication, media, sociology, and political science