My recent essay about poverty and journalism is ready for Rhetorica readers to review. Here’s the link to Google docs.
I rely heavily on a criticism made by sociologists Herbert Gans and Michael Schudson — that journalism routinely fails to offer citizens “actionable” information. I largely agree with their assessments. So perhaps it is interesting that providing the poor and working class “actionable” business and economic coverage is exactly what I think newspapers should do to correct the (middle) class bias of journalism.
Take a look. Let me know what you think.