Don Imus controversy raises issues over state of public discourse

May 2007
Public Relations Tactics;May2007, Vol. 14 Issue 5, p6
Academic Journal
The article reports on the controversy brought about by the comments of radio host Don Imus on the Rutgers AG women's basketball which eventually led to his dismissal from CBS Inc. in the U.S. Several issues are said to arise concerning the quality of public discourse at a time when technology allows people to make insulting comments. Meanwhile, Butch Ward and Bob Steele of Poynter address the role of journalists in upholding public discourse during a published electronic mail exchange.


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