Truly, Truly

Jay Rosen presents a lucid, powerful case for understanding the political character and effects of the institutional press (via a link from David). I’m particularly impressed by his observation that because “he press does not permit itself to think politically, but… does engage in political acts…, it is an unthinking actor, which is not good.”
 
I wonder whether one can make an isomorphic diagram for other controverted fields — including, of course, “What the church should do about Big Awkward Issue X?” and “Can departments of religion/religious studies teach their field more fairly than departments of theology?”

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  1. Very good. I didn’t realize Jay Rosen was writing again. It’s so uncommon to see someone making sense out of media issues these days.

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