ERIC Number: ED109988
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Public Access; Public Interest. The Network Project. Notebook Number 11.
Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Network Project.
The transcript of a panel discussion and an essay on public access to and control of society's information resources are presented. It is contended that the electronic Media--including radio, television, and communication satellites--are controlled by a select group of individuals and corporations and that they are not meeting the public interest. Government regulatory bodies only serve to reinforce those patterns. It is believed that the public has done little to challenge regulatory agencies largely because people are poorly informed about what can be done. Measures necessary to change the situation are outlined. The activities of the Network Project are described including a summary of earlier notebooks produced. Appendixes include information on the cost of governing the media and a listing of Federal Communications Commission (FCC) members. (DGC)
Descriptors: Administrative Agencies, Broadcast Industry, Broadcast Television, Communications Satellites, Federal Government, Governing Boards, Government Role, Mass Media, Public Affairs Education, Public Policy, Radio
The Network Project, 101 Earl Hall, Columbia University, New York, New York 10027 ($2.00 individuals; $5.00 institutions)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Network Project.