The university and the Public Sphere

Further Resources

The Academic Exchange
Vol. 13 No. 2
Spring 2011

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The University and the Public Sphere
What is public scholarship?

The Legacy of the Center for the Study of Public Scholarship at Emory

Further Resources

Scholar, Teacher, Public Policy Player
The balancing act of the modern legal scholar

Turning to Public Scholarship
Race and music

Teaching and Learning in the Public Realm
Lessons on effectiveness

Further Resources

Shared Knowledge
Developing a public voice through the media

Media Strategies for Faculty

"Often, when academics are not involved in [media] conversations, people rely on short-term generalizations to explain the world."

"I have my effectiveness in speaking to diverse audiences, whether it’s to three hundred executives or two thousand teachers, going out and telling them something about the global economy and its implications."

Reflections on a Tragedy
The media and the public stigma around mental illness

Trusted But Not Respected
Nurses in contemporary media

Further Reading

The Public Scholars of the Future
Preparing undergraduates with skills and experiences for public service

Lives Steeped in Stories
Teaching students to become critical consumers of media

More Resources on Critical Media Literacy

"The Bible in one hand, the newspaper in the other"
Cultivating public theologians in the Youth Theological Initiative


Arnold, Kevin. “Tragedy of the Mental Commons.” Adbusters 51 (2004) Jan/Feb. Published online:

Cook, Jessica. “Re-Generation Transforms Social Science into Art” Emory Report. (2010) Nov 22. Published online:

Kellner Douglas and Jeff Share. “Critical Media Literacy, Democracy, and the Reconstruction of Education.” In Media Literacy: A Reader, ed. Donaldo Macedo and Shirley R. Steinberg. Peter Lang, 2007: 3-23.

McKibben, Bill. “What’s My Damage—A Call for Mental Environmentalism.” Adbusters 38 (2001) Nov/Dec. Published online:

McLuhan, Marshall and Quentin Fiore. The Medium is the Massage: An Inventory of Effects. Ginko Press, 1967, 2005.

Media Education Foundation:

Navigating Media Environments and Media Futures:

Nosalova, Marketa. “Researching On the Stage.” The Emory Wheel (2010) Nov 15. Published online: and

Race to Nowhere. (2010) A Reel Link Films Production. Vicki Abeles, producer.

Spitulnik Vidali, Debra. “Millennial Encounters with Mainstream Television News: Excess, Void, and Points of Engagement, ” Journal of Linguistic Anthropology 20 (2010) (2):372-388.

SUNY Stony Brook’s Center for News Literacy:

Thomas, Michael, ed. Deconstructing Digital Natives: Young People, Technology, and the New Literacies. Routledge, 2011.

Wesch, Michael and his Kansas State University Students. “A Vision of Students Today.” (2007)

Wesch, Michael. The Machine is Us/ing Us (Final Version). (2007)