PUBLIC & COMMUNITY JOURNALISM BIBLIOGRAPHY
NOTE: A WEBSITE ACCOMPANIES THIS COURSE WHICH INCLUDES
LINKS TO CIVIC JOURNALISM SITES OF INTEREST.
* Altschull, J. Herbert. “A Crisis of Conscience: Is Community Journalism the Answer?” Journal of Mass Media Ethics 11(3): 166-172.
* Anderson, Rob, Dardenne, Robert and Killenberg, George M. “The American Newspaper as the Public
Conversational Commons.” Journal of Mass Media Ethics 11(3): 159-1165.
Anderson, Rob, Dardenne, Robert, and Killenberg, George M. The Conversation of Journalism:
Communications, Community, and News. Westport, CT: Praeger, 1996.
* Barney, Ralph D. “Community Journalism: Good Intentions, Questionable Practice.” Journal of Mass Media
Ethics 11(3): 140-151.
Bender, John R. and Berens, Charlyne. “Public Journalism’s Incubator: Identifying Preconditions for
Support.” College of Journalism and Mass Communications, University of Nebraska.
Black, Jay, Steele, Bob and Barney, Ralph. “Doing Ethics in Journalism: A Handbook with Case Studies.”
Greencastle, IN: Sigma Delta Chi Foundation and The Society of Professional Journalists (1993).
Blomquist, David, and Zukin, Cliff. “Does Public Journalism Work?: The “Campaign Central” Experience.”
Washington, D.C.: The Pew Center for Civic Journalism. May 1997.
* Carey, James. “The Decline of Democratic Institutions.” Columbia Journalism Review, (March/April,
Charity, Arthur. Doing Public Journalism. New York: Guilford Publications, 1995.
Christians, Clifford G., Ferre, John P. , and Fackler, P. Mark. Good News: Social Ethics and the Press. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993.
Davison, W. Phillips. “Mass Media, Civic Organizations and Street Gossip: How Communication Affects the
Quality of Life in an Urban Neighborhood.” Gannett Center for Media Studies, Columbia University.
Engelhardt, James. “Public Journalism, Objectivity, and Public Life.” Eugene, OR: School of Journalism and
Communication, University of Oregon.
* Entman, Robert M. “Framing: Toward Clarification Of A Fractured Paradigm.” Journal of Communication 43 (1993): 51-58.
Etzioni, Amitai. The Spirit of Community: Rights, Responsibilities and the Communitarian Agenda. New
York: Crown Publishers, 1993.
Fallows, James. Breaking the News: How the Media Undermine American Democracy. New York: Pantheon, 1997.
* Fouhy, Ed. “Pew Center is About Listening, Not Handouts.” The American Editor, January-February 1997: 13.
Fukuyama, Francis. Trust: The Social Virtues and the Creation of Prosperity. New York: Free Press, 1996.
Fuller, Jack. News Values: Ideas for an Information Age. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1997.
* Denotes article, research paper or speech available from the instructor
Gans, Herbert J. “Bystanders as Opinion Makers -- A Bottoms-Up Perspective,” in Media & Public Life,
Everette E. Dennis and Robert W. Snyder, eds. (New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers, 1997).
* Glasser, Theodore L. and Craft, Stephanie. “Public Journalism and the Prospects for Press Accountability.”
Journal of Mass Media Ethics 11(3): 152-158.
Habermas, Jurgen. Moral Consciousness and Communicative Action. Christian Lenhardt and Shierry Weber Nicholsen, trans. Cambridge: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press. 1992.
* Hardt, Hanno. “The Quest for Public Journalism.” Journal of Communication 47 (Summer 1997): 102-109.
* Hodges, Louis W. “Ruminations About the Communitarian Debate.: Journal of Mass Media Ethics 11(3):
* Hoyt, Mike. “Are you now or will you ever be a civic journalist?” Columbia Journalism Review (Sept/Oct
Iorio, Sharon Hartin. “Political Discourse, Economic/Fiscal Polity Issues, and Civic Journalism.” Wichita,
KS: Wichita State University.
* Iorio, Sharon Hartin and Huxman, Susan Schultz. “Media Coverage Of Political Issues and the Framing Of
Personal Concerns.” Journal of Communication 46 (Fall 1996): 97-115.
Iorio, Sharon Hartin and Armstrong, Richard N. “Public Journalism, Political Discourse, and Civic
Involvement: The 1996 Election,” Wichita, KS. Elliott School of Communication, Wichita State
Iyengar, Shanto. “Is Anyone Responsible?” (Chicago: University Of Chicago Press, 1991): Chs. 2, 4, 5 and
* Jarvis, Sharon E., “The Virtual Citizen: Democratic Theory and the New Political Media,” Paper presented to
The National Communication Association Annual Convention. Department of Speech Communication, University of Texas, Austin, TX.
Lambeth, Edmund B., Meyer, Philip E., and Thorson, Esther. Assessing Public Journalism. Columbia, MO:
University of Missouri Press.
Lasch, Christopher. “Journalism, Publicity And The Lost Art Of Argument,” in Media & Public Life, Everette
E. Dennis and Robert W. Snyder, eds. (New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers, 1997).
Lauterer, Jock. Community Journalism. Ames: Iowa State University Press, 1995.
* Leeper, Roy V. “Virtue Ethics and Public Relations: The Communitarian Alternative.” Paper presented to the
National Communication Association Annual Meeting. New York, NY. Nov. 21-24, 1998.
* Levine, Peter. “Public Journalism and Deliberation.” Report from the Institute for Philosophy & Public
Policy, Vol. 16, Number 1, pp 1-5. Winter, 1996.
* McCombs, Maxwell E., and Shaw, Donald L.. “The Evolution of Agenda-Setting Research: Twenty-Five
Years in the Marketplace of Ideas.” Journal of Communications 43 (Spring 1993): 58-67.
Merritt, Davis. Public Journalism and Public Life: Why Telling the News Is Not Enough. 2nd ed. Mahwah,
NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, 1998.
Newby-Fiebich, Christina. “”Issues and Agendas: The Case of Wichita, Kansas Revisited.”
* Novek, Eleanor M. “ “In the public interest – NOT!” Young people assess the social responsibility of the
press in Civic journalism.” Paper presented at “Public Journalism: A Critical Forum,” Center for Mass
Communications Research, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC. October, 1998.
* Oppel, Richard A. “Three Steps to Improve Public Journalism.” The American Editor, January-February
* Parisi, Peter. “Toward a ‘Philosophy of Framing’: News Narratives for Public Journalism.” Journalism and
Mass Communications Quarterly 74 (Winter 1991): 673-686.
Putnam, Robert. Making Democracy Work: Civic Traditions in Modern Italy. Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, 1994.
* Putnam, Robert. “The Strange Disappearance of Civic America.” American Prospect. 24 (winter, 1996): 34.
* Rasinski, Kenneth A. “Effects of Media on Support for the California Civil Rights Initiative.” Paper presented
At the Annual Meeting of the American Association for Public Opinion Research. Norfolk, VA,
May 15-18, 199_.
Rosen, Jay. Getting the Connections Right: Public Journalism and the Troubles in the Press. New York: Twentieth Century Fund, 1996.
* Rosen, Jay. “Public Journalism: A Case for Public Scholarship,” Speech presented at the AAHE National
Conference, March, 1995. Change, May/June, 1995.
Selber, Greg. “Recurring Questions, Renewed Perspective: Moving Forward After the Public Journalism
Debate.” University of Texas.
Stamm, Keith R. Newspaper Use and Community Ties: Toward a Dynamic Theory. Norwood, NJ: Ablex,
Tobia, Loren, and Brown, Colony. “Diversity in Broadcasting.” In Insights The Journal of the Association of
Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication (Spring, 1999): 18-20.
* Verykoukis, Andrea. “A Journalism Less Ordinary? The Inspirational Tone of Public Journalism.” Paper
Presented to the Civic Journalism Interest Group of the AEJMC Convention. Baltimore, MD, August 5-8,
Yankelovich, Daniel. Coming to Public Judgment: Making Democracy Work in a Complex World. Syracuse,
NY: Syracuse University Press. 1991.
* ______ “Civic Journalism.” CQ Researcher, Vol. 6, No. 35, pp. 817-840, Sept. 20, 1996.
* ______ “Merritt and McMasters Debate Public Journalism.” Journal of Mass Media Ethics 11(3): 713-183.