This essay calls for academics to engage in a more publicly-focused, community-centered intellectualism. Highlighting James Baldwin’s role as a public intellectual in the civil rights movement of the tumultuous 1960s as a model, the essay argues for academics to leverage popular media to reach broader audiences, communicate truthfully but provocatively, and work with and within local communities.
Journal of Communication Inquiry – SAGE
Published: Jul 1, 2018
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