COMM101_Winter08_Week4

COMM101_Winter08_Week4 - Comm 101: Winter 2008 Sections:...

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Comm 101: Winter 2008 Sections: 005, 006, 007 Erica Denise Williams, GSI Week 4 Notes Jurgen Habermas: The Public Sphere: An Encyclopedia Article Public sphere —“a realm of our social life in which something approaching public opinion can be  formed. Access is guaranteed to all citizens. A portion of the public sphere comes into being in every  conversation in which private individuals assemble to form a public body” (p. 49). Public opinion —refers to the criticism and control citizens possess formally and informally within the  structure of the state (p. 49) Bourgeois public sphere —“the sphere of private individuals assembled into a public body, which  almost immediately laid claim to the officially regulated ‘intellectual newspapers’ for use against the  public authority itself” (p. 52).  .  Benjamin Page       “Who Deliberates? Mass Media in Modern Democracy?”     Public deliberation —is central to democracy in order to guarantee the public is informed enough to  make free, fair, democratic decisions (p. 1). In contemporary society, public deliberation is mediated  with the mass media instead of common citizens. Page argues that “sound political judgment requires 
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This test prep was uploaded on 04/03/2008 for the course COMM 101 taught by Professor Jacobs during the Winter '07 term at University of Michigan.

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