ERIC Number: ED343168
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Electronic Media Regulation and the First Amendment: A Perspective for the Future. Report of a Conference of the Aspen Institute's Program on Communications and Society (Queenstown, Maryland, June 3-5, 1990). Forum Report #14.
Suggesting future lines of inquiry for policymakers and others, this report attempts to distill the essential points of discussion and debate that occurred during a conference on electronic media regulation and the first amendment attended by 21 experts representing legislative, regulatory, business, judicial, academic, audience, and media interests. Sections of the report discuss: coping with the "paradigm" shift in communications; the old paradigms and how they work; broadcasting and scarcity: the Geller critique; reactions to Geller and alternative paradigms; the hybrid first amendment rights of cable television; is common carriage incompatible with the first amendment?; proposed theories of the first amendment in the era of electronic media; reactions to the 10 theories of the first amendment; and the question whether a single theory of the first amendment can embrace both print and electronic media? A partial list of referenced cases, a list of conference participants, and the Program on Communications and Society policy statement are attached. (RS)
Descriptors: Federal Regulation, Freedom of Speech, Futures (of Society), Government Role, Information Sources, Mass Media, Public Policy
The Aspen Institute, Program on Communications and Society, 1250 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20036.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: John and Mary R. Markle Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Aspen Inst., Queenstown, MD.
Identifiers: Electronic Media; First Amendment; Media Government Relationship