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Iyengar/Curran

August 4th, 2009

Media Systems, News Delivery and Citizens’ Knowledge of Current Affairs

Submitted by Shanto Iyengar and James Curran, Stanford University and Goldsmiths, University of London

While public sphere theory has provided a useful perch from which to critically evaluate media and public life and has led to useful distinctions between deliberative, agonistic, and other conceptions of democracy, it does need to connect at some point to actual changes that are taking place in society. This essay focuses on one such [...]

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