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.

This insightful book examines freedom of the press, the social functions of the press, and how the original concept of publicity—as the 'public use of reason,' or citizens' freedom to express and publish opinions—has been reduced to mean the right of media to access and print information. This, the author argues, unfairly gives media more freedom than

Overview

This insightful book examines freedom of the press, the social functions of the press, and how the original concept of publicity—as the 'public use of reason,' or citizens' freedom to express and publish opinions—has been reduced to mean the right of media to access and print information. This, the author argues, unfairly gives media more freedom than individuals have and reduces the accountability and service of the press to the public. Splichal's thoughtful work includes discussions of the media-relevant theories and works of Jeremy Bentham, Immanuel Kant, Karl Marx, and John Stuart Mill, among many others.

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

Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 In Search of the Roots: Deconstructing the Institution of Freedom of the Press Chapter 3 Free Press for Social Control: From Bentham to American Pragmatists Chapter 4 Freedom to Reason, Right to Communicate Chapter 5 From the Republic of Letters to the Public of Letters to the Editor

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