Democracy and the mass media : a collection of essays / edited by Judith Lichtenberg
- Additional Titles:
- Democracy & the Mass Media
- Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1990.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (xi, 410 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).
- Additional Creators:
- Lichtenberg, Judith
- Introduction / Judith Lichtenberg -- Liberal constraints on private power? : reflections on the origins and rationale of access regulation / Stephen Holmes -- Liberalism and free speech / David Kelly and Roger Donway -- Foundations and limits of freedom of the press / Judith Lichtenberg -- Why the state? / Owen M. Fiss -- Practices of toleration / Onora O'Neill -- Access in post-social responsibility age / Carl Sessions Stepp -- Who decides? / Frederick Schauer -- Four criticisms of press ethics / Jeffrey B. Abramson -- Political communication systems and democratic values / Michael Gurevitch and Jay G. Blumler -- Mass communications policy : where we are and where we should be going / Henry Geller -- Content regulation reconsidered / T.M. Scanlon, Jr. -- The rationale of public regulation of the media / Lee C. Bollinger -- The role of a free press in strengthening democracy / Sanford J. Ungar.
- 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 US Bill of Rights. This is a book for anyone seriously interested in the rights to free speech and expression in technologically advanced societies.
- 9781139172271 (ebook)
- Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015).
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