Who Spoke and Who Was Heard in the Cartoons debate?

Phillips, Angela. 2008. Who Spoke and Who Was Heard in the Cartoons debate? In: Elizabeth Eide; Risto Kunelius and Angela Phillips, eds. Transnational Media Events: The Mohammed Cartoons and the Imagined Clash of Civilizations. Gotenburg: Nordicom, pp. 99-116. ISBN 978-9189471-64-1 [Book Section]

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An analysis of the coverage of the Danish Muhammad cartoons affair provided a useful opportunity to examine how editors made use of their right to publish and the degree to which they responded to the opportunity to invite the public to “engage in rational discussion” (Habermas 1996). In a world of trans-nationalism in which cultures cross borders and narrowly nationalistic assumptions are increasingly being tested, this was a golden opportunity for newspapers to open their pages to a debate that affects not only the media but also democracy. This chapter examines the way that opportunity was used.

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Media, Communications and Cultural Studies
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13 Oct 2011 14:19

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