The public sphere is anywhere and everywhere citizens exchange ideas, information and opinions. It’s the place where the private spheres of everyday life interact with the official spheres of government and society to affirm or challenge the status quo.
The public sphere is an open marketplace of meaning where public opinion, public attitudes and public culture are continually formed and re-formed by acts of communication.
It exists wherever private spheres gather to talk, read, listen and write about the legitimacy of the official spheres.
There are many voices and many audiences in the public sphere. As communications management consultants, our goal is to help organizations participate meaningfully, authentically, and effectively. As bloggers, we’re here to join the expanding conversation about the quality of public communications in a digital public sphere.