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The Resource Uninhibited, robust, and wide-open : a free press for a new century, Lee C. Bollinger

Uninhibited, robust, and wide-open : a free press for a new century, Lee C. Bollinger

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Uninhibited, robust, and wide-open : a free press for a new century
Title
Uninhibited, robust, and wide-open
Title remainder
a free press for a new century
Statement of responsibility
Lee C. Bollinger
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Lee Bollinger is one of our foremost experts on the First Amendment--both an erudite scholar and elegant advocate. In this sweeping account, he explores the troubled history of a free press in America and looks toward the challenges ahead. The first amendment guaranteed freedom of the press in seemingly clear terms. However, over the course of American history, Bollinger notes, the idea of press freedom has evolved, in response to social, political, technological, and legal changes. It was not until the twentieth century that freedom of the press came to be understood as guaranteeing an 'uninhibited, robust and wide-open' public discourse. But even during the twentieth century, government continually tried to erect barriers: the sedition laws of World War One, the use of libel law, the Pentagon Papers case, and efforts to limit press access to information. Bollinger utilizes this history to explore the meaning of freedom of the press in our globalized, internet-dominated era. As he shows, we have now entered uncharted territory. What does press freedom mean when our news outlets can instantaneously disseminate information throughout the world? When foreign media have immediate access to the American market? Bollinger stresses that even though the law will surely evolve in the coming years, we must maintain our commitment to a press that is 'uninhibited, robust, and wide-open, ' not only in America but everywhere. Given the new ability of foreign media to reach the United States via the Internet and vice versa, it is in America's national interest for press freedoms to expand overseas. While protecting the freedom of the press at home remains a crucial task, the next challenge is to help create a global public forum suitable for an increasingly interconnected world. Part of Oxford's landmark Inalienable Rights series, this book will set the agenda for how we think about the press in the twenty-first century."--Jacket
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1946-
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Bollinger, Lee C.
Dewey number
342.7308/53
Index
index present
LC call number
KF4774
LC item number
.B66 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Inalienable rights series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Freedom of the press
  • Mass media
  • Press
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Uninhibited, robust, and wide-open : a free press for a new century, Lee C. Bollinger
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Uninhibited, robust, and wide-open -- It is an experiment -- Regardless of frontiers -- The touchstone
Control code
396199225
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xii, 210 pages
Isbn
9780195304398
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009023784
Media category
unmediated
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rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)396199225
Label
Uninhibited, robust, and wide-open : a free press for a new century, Lee C. Bollinger
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Uninhibited, robust, and wide-open -- It is an experiment -- Regardless of frontiers -- The touchstone
Control code
396199225
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xii, 210 pages
Isbn
9780195304398
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009023784
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)396199225

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