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Democracy and the Mass Media : A Collection of Essays - Judith Lichtenberg

Democracy and the Mass Media

A Collection of Essays

By: Judith Lichtenberg (Editor)

Paperback Published: 5th November 1990
ISBN: 9780521388177
Number Of Pages: 424

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In this volume a group of distinguished legal and political theorists and experts on journalism discuss how to reconcile our values concerning freedom of the press with the enormous power of the media--especially television--to shape opinions and values. The policy issues treated concern primarily the extent of justifiable government regulation of the media and the justification for regulating television differently from newspapers. The volume contains some highly original and groundbreaking analyses of philosophical issues surrounding the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

"Lichtenberg and colleagues should be commended for giving us an updated underpinning for debate in this area." Lewis W. Wolfson, ????? "All of the essays in Democracy and the Mass Media have something to offer...Some of the philosophical essays...are likely to benefit mass communication educators who want to include relevant philosophy topics in their graduate curricula." Journalism Quarterly

Notes on contributors
Introduction
Liberal constraints on private power? Reflections on the origins and rationale of access regulation
Liberalism and free speech
Foundations and limits of freedom of the press
Why the State?
Practices of toleration
Access in a post-social responsibility age
Who decides?
Four criticisms of press ethics
Political communication systems and democratic values
Mass communications policy: where we are and where we should be going
Content regulation reconsidered
The rationale of public regulation of the media
The role of a free press in strengthening democracy
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ISBN: 9780521388177
ISBN-10: 0521388171
Series: Cambridge Studies in Philosophy and Public Policy
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 424
Published: 5th November 1990
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.62