The Institutions of American Democracy: The Press - Institutions of American Democracy Series (Paperback)
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The Institutions of American Democracy: The Press - Institutions of American Democracy Series (Paperback)

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Paperback 510 Pages / Published: 06/04/2006
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American democracy is built on its institutions. The Congress, the presidency, and the judiciary, in particular, undergird the rights and responsibilities of every citizen. The free press, for example, protected by the First Amendment, allows for the dissent so necessary in a democracy. How has this institution changed since the nation's founding? And what can we, as leaders, policymakers, and citizens, do to keep it vital? The freedom of the press is an essential element of American democracy. With the guidance of editors Geneva Overholser and Kathleen Hall Jamieson, this volume examines the role of the press in a democracy, investigating alternative models used throughout world history to better understand how the American press has evolved into what it is today. The commission also examines ways to allow more voices to be heard and to improve the institution of the American free press. The Press, a collection of essays by the nation's leading journalism scholars and professionals will examine the history, identity, roles, and future of the American press, with an emphasis on topics of concern to both practitioners and consumers of American media.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195309140
Number of pages: 510
Weight: 701 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 33 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"This book addresses this matter in the kind of thoughtful, intellectual, historical context often lacking in discussions." -American Journalism Review
"When it comes to controlling the press, Americans for 200 years have resoundingly preferred the marketplace to the government. This important book raises the unsettling questions: What happens if the open market no longer does the job? Is it time to turn to government?"-American Journalism Review

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