ERIC Number: ED121253
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Communications and Society: Toward a Public Philosophy.
Rapidly advancing communications technology has moved the concept of speech far beyond that imagined by the authors of the First Amendment. Similarly, the power of the government to license, tax, regulate, and investigate has also increased enormously. Communications media have come to dominate the consciousness of Americans, and particularly news journalist have come to play a major role in the shaping of public opinion. For these reasons, the time has come for a reevaluation of the news media in order to: (1) make citizens aware of news gathering procedures, (2) test the validity of those procedures, and (3) examine whether the role assumed by American journalists is an appropriate one. (EMH)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Academy for Educational Development, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Aspen Inst. for Humanistic Studies, Palo Alto, CA. Program on Communications and Society.