The Public Voice in a Democracy at Risk


This collection assesses the condition of civic dialogue in our avowedly participatory democracy and suggests specific educational, institutional, and individual actions to enhance the contemporary public debate of social and political issues. An interdisciplinary group of distinguished scholars examines current problems and potential improvements in areas such as citizenship education, media literacy, critical viewing skills, civic journalism, the Internet and democratic dialogue, media coverage of political campaigns, the recovery of excluded cultural voices, and citizen engagement in media and electoral processes.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Charles Arthur Willard
  • Jodi R. Cohen
  • Renee Hobbs
  • John S. Burns
  • Karlyn Kohrs Campbell
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1998


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