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February 4 - COMS 200 February 4 2008 2:30:00 PM 1440...

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COMS 200 – February 4, 2008 04/02/2008 14:30:00 1440: Johannes Gutenburg invents printing press 1546: Martin Luther’s bible Publicity and public sphere allow freedom of ideas. In Montreal, advertising has crept into public space. (Metro) “Citizens behave as a public body when they confer in an unrestricted fashion  about matters of general interest”  (requires: freedom of assembly and  association, and of expression) Middle ages (feudal) in Europe possessed no public sphere. ‘Before’ and not ‘for’ the people, feudal representative public sphere The press developed by and for the bourgeois public. From dealer in recent new to one of public opinion. Constant struggle for freedom of speech until guaranteed Then, transition from polemics to commerce. Today!
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