Principles of Publicity and Press Freedom / Edition 1

Principles of Publicity and Press Freedom / Edition 1

by Slavko Splichal
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742516156

ISBN-13: 9780742516151

Pub. Date: 12/15/2002

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Splichal (mass communications and public opinion, U. of Ljubljana, Slovenia) explores freedom of the press, the social functions of the press, and how the original concept of publicity has been reduced to mean the right of media to access and print information. This, he argues, unfairly gives media more freedom than individuals and reduces accountability and public…  See more details below

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Splichal (mass communications and public opinion, U. of Ljubljana, Slovenia) explores freedom of the press, the social functions of the press, and how the original concept of publicity has been reduced to mean the right of media to access and print information. This, he argues, unfairly gives media more freedom than individuals and reduces accountability and public service. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742516151
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
12/15/2002
Series:
Critical Media Studies: Institutions, Politics, and Culture Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.20(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface
1In Search of the Roots: Deconstructing the Institution of Freedom of the Press1
"Invention of Printing Is No Great Matter Compared with the Invention of Letters"6
Freedom of Speech as a Privilege of Learned Men17
Imposing "Functions" on the Media27
2Free Press for Social Control: From Bentham to American Pragmatists35
The Idea of Separation of Powers and the Press35
Publicity, Public Opinion Tribunal, and the Fourth Estate42
Public Opinion and the Press as Means to Control Mass Behavior63
3Freedom to Reason, Right to Communicate83
Liberty in Equality: Controversies on Rousseau's Censorial Tribunal85
Right to Freedom: Kant's Principle of Publicity94
Why Freedom of Enterprise Is Not a Species of Freedom of the Press: Marx112
Liberty and Tolerance Aimed at Truth: Mill128
From the Republic of Letters to the Public of Letters to the Editor163
References203
Index213
About the Author229

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