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ERIC Number: ED139017
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-May
Reference Count: N/A
The Hutchins Commission, The Press and the Responsibility Concept. Journalism Monographs No. 49.
Blanchard, Margaret A.
This monograph details several of the factors which brought about the publication, in 1947, of "A Free and Responsible Press," the report of the Hutchins Commission on Freedom of the Press. The commission's report gave the press a face-saving way of responding to the criticism which was leveled at the economic structure of newspaper operations and reinforced the overall theme of press "responsibility." Chapters include discussions of the environment of crisis in which the press existed prior to the formation of the commission, of the creation and workings of the commission, and of public and press reaction to the issuance of the report. It is concluded that the notion of a free, but responsible, press was an idea whose time had come. (KS)
Descriptors: Censorship, Freedom of Speech, History, Journalism, News Media, Newspapers, Political Influences, Publishing Industry, Socioeconomic Influences
Prof. Harold Wilson, AEJ Publications Manager, School of Journalism and Mass Communications, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455 ($2.50)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Education in Journalism.