Media Accountability and Freedom of Publication

Media Accountability and Freedom of Publication

by Denis McQuail
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198742517

ISBN-13: 9780198742517

Pub. Date: 11/20/2003

Publisher: Oxford University Press


What are the media's responsibilities? To whom are they accountable? Are they increasingly growing out of control? In the twenty-first century, our mass media are becoming more powerful and more difficult to hold to account, and attempts at control to prevent harm or make media more responsible are often viewed as infringements of market and media freedom. In this…  See more details below

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What are the media's responsibilities? To whom are they accountable? Are they increasingly growing out of control? In the twenty-first century, our mass media are becoming more powerful and more difficult to hold to account, and attempts at control to prevent harm or make media more responsible are often viewed as infringements of market and media freedom. In this stimulating new study, Denis McQuail argues that freedom and accountability are not incompatible and shows ways forward to greater responsibility.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198742517
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
11/20/2003
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 5.70(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

I. The context
1. Accountability for publication in the information age
2. The rise of the media as responsible actor
II. Normative theory of media
3. Publication and the public interest: the sources of media responsibilities
4. From communication values to criteria of performance
III. Governance and public roles of the media
5. The governance of the media: issues and means
6. The responsibilities of the media: alternative perspectives
7. On the media as cause
IV. Theory of media, freedom, and accountability
8. Freedom and accountability
9. Responsibility and accountability: conceptual distinctions
10. A framework of assessment
V. Ways and means of accountability
11. The media market
12. Media law and regulation
13. Alternatives to law and market
VI. Drawing conclusions
14. Lessons from accountability theory
15. Policy implications Bibliography Index

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