Freeing the Presses: The First Amendment in Action

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Most Americans consider a free press essential to democratic society -- either as an independent watchdog against governmental abuse of power or as a wide-open marketplace of ideas. But few understand that far-reaching public policies have shaped the news citizens receive. In an age when mass communication ranges from independent cable channels to the Internet, it is essential to assess these policies and their effects if we want the media to continue fulfilling their role. Freeing the Presses offers a pathbreaking inquiry ...

Freeing the Presses: The First Amendment in Action 2014, Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge

ISBN-13: 9780807154182

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Freeing the Presses: The First Amendment in Action 2006, Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge

ISBN-13: 9780807131688

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Freeing the Presses: The First Amendment in Action 2005, LSU Press, Baton Rouge

ISBN-13: 9780807130773

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