Reappraising Journalism's Normative Foundations
Steel, J. 2016. Reappraising Journalism's Normative Foundations. in: Peters, C. and Broersma, M. (ed.) Rethinking Journalism Again: Societal role and public relevance in a digital age Oxfordshire Routledge.
|Editors||Peters, C. and Broersma, M.|
The claim that journalism provides important nourishment for democratic life is remarkably resilient, despite criticisms emanating from a range of perspectives which highlight just how problematic this claim is. The central argument of this chapter is that the key normative claim of journalism, that being journalism’s centrality to proper functioning democracy, is in need of significant re-consideration and reappraisal. In arguing for this, I suggest that we need to think more creatively about the very nature of democracy and democratic agency before we can hope to ‘re-think’ journalism.
|Keywords||Journalism ; democratic life; normative claim ; nature of democracy|
|Book title||Rethinking Journalism Again: Societal role and public relevance in a digital age|
|Place of publication||Oxfordshire|
|Web address (URL)||https://www.routledge.com/Rethinking-Journalism-Again-Societal-role-and-public-relevance-in-a-digital/Peters-Broersma/p/book/9781138860865|
|Publication dates||20 Sep 2016|
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|Deposited||07 Apr 2022|
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