David M. Ryfe is Professor and Director of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Iowa.
"In this brilliant and wide-ranging book, David Ryfe demonstrates how journalism is deeply shaped by its relations to other institutions of public life. Journalism and the Public is an important contribution to the international comparative study of news." Rodney Benson, New York University "A picture of the public and its relationship with journalism has held us captive. In this excellent book, David Ryfe sets us free. Writing with clarity and verve, he shows that while the relationship varies in response to pressures from state, market, and civil society, a connection between journalism and the public is everywhere at the heart of the profession and what it aims to accomplish." Rasmus Kleis Nielsen, University of Oxford