February 1, 2008

thought questions and discussion from the other day

we were talking about media and democratic theory. Here are some things we did not get to talk about but I would love to hear your thoughts.
1) We talked some re whether Lippmann is dated or not but pushing his ideas further re blogs etc would be cool. what for exmaple would he have to say about jon stewart and colbert?
2) What did you think of what Schudson says? If he and Lippmann were to have a conversation where would they find commonalities if at all
3) I'm really curious what you think of Bimber's argument generally and the idea of information regimes. I think his historical approach is fascinating but it feels very conspiracy like. Can we really see that much convergence through history?
Ok your turn