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Free speech and unfree news : the paradox of press freedom in America, Sam Lebovic

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Free speech and unfree news : the paradox of press freedom in America
Title
Free speech and unfree news
Title remainder
the paradox of press freedom in America
Statement of responsibility
Sam Lebovic
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Does America have a free press? Many who answer yes appeal to First Amendment protections that shield the press from government censorship. But in this comprehensive history of American press freedom as it has existed in theory, law, and practice, Sam Lebovic shows that, on its own, the right of free speech has been insufficient to guarantee a free press. Lebovic recovers a vision of press freedom, prevalent in the mid-twentieth century, based on the idea of unfettered public access to accurate information. This zright to the newsy responded to persistent worries about the quality and diversity of the information circulating in the nation’s news. Yet as the meaning of press freedom was contested in various arenas—Supreme Court cases on government censorship, efforts to regulate the corporate newspaper industry, the drafting of state secrecy and freedom of information laws, the unionization of journalists, and the rise of the New Journalism—Americans chose to define freedom of the press as nothing more than the right to publish without government censorship. The idea of a public right to all the news and information was abandoned, and is today largely forgotten. Free Speech and Unfree News compels us to reexamine assumptions about what freedom of the press means in a democratic society—and helps us make better sense of the crises that beset the press in an age of aggressive corporate consolidation in media industries, an increasingly secretive national security state, and the daily newspaper’s continued decline." -- Book jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1981-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lebovic, Sam
Index
index present
LC call number
Z658.U5
LC item number
L43 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Freedom of the press
  • Journalism
  • Press and politics
  • Freedom of the press
  • Journalism
  • Press and politics
  • United States
Label
Free speech and unfree news : the paradox of press freedom in America, Sam Lebovic
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-321) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The
  • Weapon of information in the good war
  • The
  • Cold War dilemma of a free press
  • The
  • Rise of state secrecy
  • Leaks, mergers, and Nixon's assault on the news
  • Sprawling secrecy and dying newsrooms
  • Prologue. The
  • Problem of press freedom
  • The
  • Inadequacy of speech rights
  • Interwar threats to press freedom
  • A
  • New deal for the corporate press?
  • Dependent journalists, independent journalism?
Control code
915323953
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
vii, 334 pages
Isbn
9780674659773
Lccn
2015026926
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40025682423
System control number
(OCoLC)915323953
Label
Free speech and unfree news : the paradox of press freedom in America, Sam Lebovic
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-321) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The
  • Weapon of information in the good war
  • The
  • Cold War dilemma of a free press
  • The
  • Rise of state secrecy
  • Leaks, mergers, and Nixon's assault on the news
  • Sprawling secrecy and dying newsrooms
  • Prologue. The
  • Problem of press freedom
  • The
  • Inadequacy of speech rights
  • Interwar threats to press freedom
  • A
  • New deal for the corporate press?
  • Dependent journalists, independent journalism?
Control code
915323953
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
vii, 334 pages
Isbn
9780674659773
Lccn
2015026926
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40025682423
System control number
(OCoLC)915323953

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