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Lecture 4

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Communication Studies
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Herbert Pimlott

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The public sphere: Means the first of all a realm of our social life in which something  approaching public opinion can be formed. Access is guaranteed to all citizens and a  portion of the public sphere comes from being in every conversation in which private  individuals assemble to form a public body.  The marketplace of ideas is the imperfect metaphor that seeks to describe the press and  media operate in a democracy by providing distinct and frequently differing outlets for  the discussion, debate and resolution of ideas. The conceptual link between  communications and economics, the evolution of ideas as spurred on by economics.  Public: A relation among strangers, the address of public speech is both personal and  impersonal­ not part of any public until addressed in that you are not part of the  conversation. The public is self organized and the reflexive circulation of discourse  creates the social space.  Relevant notes pertaining to the upcoming lecture:  Nick Hanauer Think[sic] Progress: Not really what I assumed the article would be about, generally the  stigma attached to the one per centers is that they have worked to attain their wealth and  should not have to support those who have been less successful. This article argues that it  is the everyday middle class workers that support the backbone of the economy and  generate jobs. He argues that he does make 1000 times the median of the average person  but does not spend that same amount to replace and re­stimulate the economy. The article  does have a sort of persuasive nature,
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