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Media and the Public November 7, 2011 Mass Comm F11
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Intro what is “the public”? all American residents? citizens? only those who participate in public life? those who pay attention to what’s going on in the US? media operate in both public and private spaces
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Issue 19: Are Youth Indifferent to News and Politics? Mindich : YES link between an informed citizenry and political and civic engagement has been broken for those under 40 modest upsurge in voting in 2008 among those under 30, but overall young people are substantially less likely to vote than older people
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Issue 19: Yes young people are also much less likely to read a daily newspaper than older folks, and to watch news on TV knowledge gap between young and old began widening in the 1970s why does it matter whether young people are engaged in public life and political process?
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Issue 19: Yes according to Mindich… “thin” citizenship citizens who only know the “outlines of democracy”
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This note was uploaded on 11/11/2011 for the course COMMUNICAT 920:205 taught by Professor Annaf during the Fall '11 term at Rutgers.

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