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Images of a Free Press

Images of a Free Press

by Lee C. Bollinger

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Overview

Rich in historical detail, Images of a Free Press is an elegant, powerful guide to the evolution of our modern conception of freedom of the press, which finds expression in laws that protect print journalism and regulate broadcast media. Bollinger argues that this distinction remains meaningful but he advocates a more sophisticated approach to issues of privacy, access, and technology. Providing concrete guidelines for improving media laws, Images of a Free Press is a vital First Amendment primer for lawyers, media professionals, and critics, and all concerned citizens.

"Images of a Free Press is the natural sequel to Lee Bollinger's first book, The Tolerant Society, and is destined to become a standard in first amendment scholarship."—Rodney A. Smolla, Constitutional Commentary

"Revisiting themes he first explored some fifteen years ago, Bollinger now adds further to our understanding of the complex relationship among the First Amendment, the Supreme Court, the public, the press and the democratic process. This is a work of insight, sensitivity, and power. Bollinger has a profound knowledge of and a deep affection for his subject, and it shows."—Geoffrey R. Stone, Michigan Law Review

"This thoughtful, understated book remains a call to come join the town meeting and hammer out some new rules of order. Scholars and citizens alike could do well to read Bollinger's book and accept his challenge."—Yale Law Review

"For a number of years, Lee Bollinger has argued that the First Amendment has been applied differently to the print media than it has been to the broadcast media. In his new book, Images of a Free Press, Bollinger provides a concise, persuasive account of why this is so—and why it ought to be so."—Columbia Law Review


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780226063492
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 06/15/1994
Edition description: 1
Pages: 217
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Lee C. Bollinger is the president of Columbia University. He is the author of The Tolerant Society: Freedom of Speech and Extremist Speech in America and Images of a Free Press, the latter published by the University of Chicago Press.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
1. The Central Image
2. The Costs of an Autonomous Press
3. Autonomy's Control
4. The Secondary Image
5. The Power of Potential Analogy
6. Reflections
7. A New Image
Postscript
Notes
Index

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