ERIC Number: ED084536
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
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Media and the First Amendment in a Free Society.
Georgetown Law Journal Association, Washington, DC.
This three part volume surveys the history and present state of the conflict between the public's right to know and other, often conflicting, goals of government and society. The first part, containing an introduction by Senator Sam Ervin, deals with the evolution of the concept of free expression and the present condition of newspapers and other printed material. The second part, introduced by Reuven Frank, president of NBC News, discusses some of the technical problems inherent in mass media, with special reference to television. The last, introduced by Walter Cronkite, covers points of conflict such as the right of access and the protection of news sources. (TO)
Descriptors: Freedom of Speech, Government Role, Journalism, Legal Problems, Legislation, Mass Media, Media Research, News Media, Television
The University of Massachusetts Press, Amherst, Mass. 01002 ($12.00)
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Authoring Institution: Georgetown Law Journal Association, Washington, DC.
Note: Published originally in the March 1972 issue of the "Georgetown Law Journal"