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ERIC Number: ED177583
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Aug
The Aesthetics of News. Revised.
Glasser, Theodore L.
That every community needs its own distinctive newspaper is the conclusion drawn in this review of the literature on journalism and communication. Following a summary of John Dewey's definition of democracy in the introduction, the first section of the paper points out the conflict that newspapers experience in trying to be a news source reflecting a local culture and trying to reach as large and amorphous a readership as their circulation departments might conceive. The second section presents the two principal dimensions of news--the instrumental (a phase of action) and the consummatory (simply pleasurable)--that lead to the concept of the aesthetic experience of news. The last section discusses the need for a newspaper to exhibit a concern for local understanding, an awareness of local language, and an appreciation for the integrity of local conditions. (AEA)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism (62nd, Houston, Texas, August 5-8, 1979)