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I'm working on a paper about media science and in one of the Japanese papers the author talks about "新聞の民主性". I do know the general meaning of the word, but I struggle to put it into proper English or struggle to find the corresponding English term.

Here's is one of the sentences for context:

井口の新聞学では、彼はマス・コミュニケーションの一つとして相対化され、同時に「新聞の民主性」というイデオロギーが成立した。

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    The democracy of newspapers. – Friendly Ghost Aug 4 '15 at 8:12
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    @FriendlyGhost I'm on the "unanswered questions" tab trying to see if any of them can be resolved. Would you like to convert your comment to an answer here? – Flaw Sep 7 '15 at 15:06
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........ 「新聞の民主性」というイデオロギーが成立した。

........ and established the ideology of "democratic nature of newspapers."

........ and led to the ideology of "newspapers as a democratizing force."

         イデオロギー could be idealism, philosophy, notion, ... depending on context.

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