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The Critical Moral Voice on American Newspaper Opinion Pages

Mitman, Tyson, Nikolaev, Alexander and Porpora, Douglas (2012) The Critical Moral Voice on American Newspaper Opinion Pages. Communication, Culture & Critique, 5 (3). pp. 392-408.

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Abstract

This article examines diversity of content on the opinion pages of 25 different U.S. newspapers and news magazines in the weeks leading up to the 2003 U.S. attack on Iraq. It seeks to answer 3 questions. (a) Who are the authors writing these opinion pieces? (b) How are different author types distributed across different periodicals? and (c) Does author type play any role when it comes to contributing moral content to public debate? These questions are important, especially when it comes to macromoral matters like war. J. Habermas (1989) expected a properly functioning public sphere to debate such matters in a moral way. This study examines which voices contribute to that end.

Item Type: Article
Status: Published
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1753-9137.2012.01128.x
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
School/Department: School of Psychological & Social Sciences
URI: http://ray.yorksj.ac.uk/id/eprint/3507

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