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ERIC Number: EJ587559
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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ISSN: ISSN-0021-9916
Mediated Sources of Public Confidence: Lazarsfeld and Merton Revisited.
Simonson, Peter
Journal of Communication, v49 n2 p109-22 Spr 1999
Contributes to scholarship on mass media's role in generating public confidence. Discusses the current crisis of confidence, confidence as "faith-together," varied routes by which media confer status, and ways both journalistic expose and public debate can generate cynicism and undercut public confidence. Sketches three types of civil society that might ward off such cynicism. (SR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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