Title

Is Public Journalism Morphing into the Public's Journalism?

Department

Communication

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Fall 2004

Abstract

The article reflects upon the conditions and developmental trends of public journalism in the United States as of 2004. Discussion is given noting ways in which the rise of public or civic journalism has effected the sector and are continuing to change due to the advent of blogs, multi-media communications and the Internet. Questions are raised regarding whether or not the public conception of journalism will remain as a specialized field or transition into a political activity done by the public at large.