The First Amendment and the Media in the Court of Public Opinion / Edition 1

The First Amendment and the Media in the Court of Public Opinion / Edition 1

by David A. Yalof, Kenneth Dautrich
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521011817

ISBN-13: 9780521011815

Pub. Date: 03/01/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In light of recent frustrations with the press over its increasingly sensationalistic coverage of the news, no liberty is more vulnerable to the vagaries of the current political climate than is "freedom of the press." By considering public opinion data from two original surveys (1997 and 1999) on free press rights against the backdrop of modern First Amendment

Overview

In light of recent frustrations with the press over its increasingly sensationalistic coverage of the news, no liberty is more vulnerable to the vagaries of the current political climate than is "freedom of the press." By considering public opinion data from two original surveys (1997 and 1999) on free press rights against the backdrop of modern First Amendment jurisprudence, this study offers new and original insights into the nature of popular support for these rights.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521011815
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/01/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.47(d)

Table of Contents

1. Freedom of the press and the power of public opinion; 2. Surveying the public on press freedoms; 3. What Americans know about the freedom of the press; 4. Public support for press freedoms; 5. Support for press freedoms across media: comparing print, electronic and the 'new media'; 6. Support for press freedoms within a medium: elite, mainstream and tabloid news sources; 7. Public opinion, the first amendment and the challenges of the 21st century.

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