Four Theories of the Press: The Authoritarian, Libertarian, Social Responsibility, and Soviet Communist Concepts of What the Press Should Be and Do / Edition 1

Four Theories of the Press: The Authoritarian, Libertarian, Social Responsibility, and Soviet Communist Concepts of What the Press Should Be and Do / Edition 1

by Fred Siebert, Theodore Peterson, Wilbur Schramm
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0252724216

ISBN-13: 9780252724213

Pub. Date: 10/28/1963

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

Presented here are four major theories behind the functioning of the world's presses: (1) the Authoritarian theory, which developed in the late Renaissance and was based on the idea that truth is the product of a few wise men; (2) the Libertarian theory, which arose from the works of men like Milton, Locke, Mill, and Jefferson and avowed that the search for

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Presented here are four major theories behind the functioning of the world's presses: (1) the Authoritarian theory, which developed in the late Renaissance and was based on the idea that truth is the product of a few wise men; (2) the Libertarian theory, which arose from the works of men like Milton, Locke, Mill, and Jefferson and avowed that the search for truth is one of man's natural rights; (3) the Social Responsibility theory of the modern day: equal radio and television time for political candidates, the obligations of the newspaper in a one-paper town, etc.; (4) the Soviet Communist theory, an expanded and more positive version of the old Authoritarian theory.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780252724213
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Publication date:
10/28/1963
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
168
Sales rank:
877,116
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

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