ERIC Number: ED078639
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
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Freedom of the Press For Whom? The Right of Access to Mass Media.
Barron, Jerome A.
Freedom of the press has always meant freedom from government control and censorship, but now the communications industry itself is the major censor, with control of access to the media resting in a very few hands. The new effort throughout the country to open up the media by applying citizen group pressure, by bringing court action, and by prodding federal agencies is chronicled. A critical analysis of how the media presently function is provided, along with a guide to the means by which public access to the media can be obtained. (Author/RH)
Descriptors: Broadcast Industry, Civil Liberties, Democracy, Federal Legislation, Freedom of Speech, Guides, Mass Media, News Media
Indiana University Press, Bloomington, Indiana 47401 ($8.95)
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