Journalism and Democracy
CUNY Professor CW Anderson imagines the future of journalism and its changing place in democracy.
Partisan reporting, Anderson says, will thrive alongside some big names from today — like, say, the New York Times — to serve as news for the educated and the upper class. Will this reflect the democracy we live in?
Anderson conjures up images of old torchlight parades and globalization, the Clinton impeachment and political apathy to remind us that democracy isn’t unchanging but is influenced by its press, its time, and what its citizens think of themselves.