Messages: Free Expression, Media and the West from Gutenberg to Google / Edition 1

Messages: Free Expression, Media and the West from Gutenberg to Google / Edition 1

by Brian Winston
     
 

Easy to read, and highly topical, Messages writes a history of mass communication in Europe and its outreaches, as a search for the origins of media forms from print and stage, to photography, film and broadcasting.

Arguing that the development of the mass media has been an essential engine driving the western concept of an individual, Brian Winston

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Easy to read, and highly topical, Messages writes a history of mass communication in Europe and its outreaches, as a search for the origins of media forms from print and stage, to photography, film and broadcasting.

Arguing that the development of the mass media has been an essential engine driving the western concept of an individual, Brian Winston examines how the right of free expression is under attack, and how the roots of media expression need to be recalled to make a case for the media’s importance for the protection of individual liberty.

Relating to the US constitution, and key laws in the UK which form the foundation of our society, this is a highly useful book for students of media, communication, history, and journalism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415364577
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/16/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
0.91(w) x 9.21(h) x 6.14(d)

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Table of Contents

Prologue I : 'the liberty to know' : print from 14553
1'Taking off vizards and vailes and disguises' : newspapers from 156631
2'Congress shall make no law' : journalism from 170266
3'Here's the papers, here's the papers!' : journalism from 1836101
Prologue II : leal sovvenir' : imaging from 1413149
4'Who knows not her name' : theatre from 1513176
5'So much for stage feeling' : stage and screen from 1737211
6'Give the public what we think they need' : radio from 1906251
7'American shots' : cinema from 1925289
8'See it now' : television from 1954330
Epilogue : 'free expression is in very deep trouble' : media to 1991 and beyond375

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