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The one thing journalism just might do for democracy: counterfactual idealism, liberal optimism, democratic realism

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In this article, I discuss counterfactual idealism, liberal optimism, and democratic realism as different ways of thinking about journalism’s role in democracy. On the basis of a democratic realist reading of Michael Schudson’s essay on six or seven things journalism can do for democracy and emphasizing the importance of developing a normative approach (1) based on what actually-existing journalism could conceivably do for democracy, (2) that is rooted in something journalists actually want t...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1080/1461670X.2017.1338152

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Department:
Merton College
Publisher:
Routledge Publisher's website
Journal:
Journalism Studies Journal website
Volume:
18
Issue:
10
Pages:
1251-1262
Publication date:
2017-06-22
Acceptance date:
2017-05-31
DOI:
EISSN:
1469-9699
ISSN:
1461-670X
Pubs id:
pubs:697893
URN:
uri:bc2ba394-4197-4c4f-b586-deda7654f08a
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uuid:bc2ba394-4197-4c4f-b586-deda7654f08a
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pubs:697893

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