The web enables scholars to engage in several types of what I have called "amateur journalism." Of particular interest is scholars' ability to effectively leverage their expertise in commenting on matters of public interest. This form of expert engagement has the potential to reshape the relationship between academic experts and professional journalists and change the tone and content of public discussion
Law and Economics
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Larry E. Ribstein, "The Public Face of Scholarship" (April 2006). University of Illinois Law and Economics Working Papers. Working Paper 59.