ERIC Number: ED122772
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Apr-21
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Diversity and Autonomy: The First Amendment in Broadcasting.
Schmidt, Benno C., Jr.
In applying First Amendment protections to the broadcast industry, the Supreme Court has adopted a hands-off policy, but increased concentration and centralization has brought into question the diversity and freedom of flow of information. Market pricing, complete goverment regulation, and restricted access are three alternatives for regulatory schemes. Since the first two alternatives are illegal, the Federal Communications Commission has attempted to resolve First Amendment issues with formulas that determine access to broadcasting. Requiring diversity of programing, insuring equal access for political candidates, and the fairness doctrine are examples of this strategy. This monograph considers court cases that elucidate these legal principles. (EMH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: First Amendment