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Unformatted text preview: Ch 16 – Legal Controls and Freedom of Expression Models of Expression • Authoritarian model o developed in the 16 th century England around the same time as the printing press arrived o ruling class believed that the largely illiterate public needed guidance o censorship was frequent o government criticism and public dissent were not allowed o news is controlled by private enterprise (diff b/t authoritarian and communist) • communist (or state) model o press control solely in the hands of the government o China, Cuba, and North Korea • Libertarian model o Encourage government criticism and support the highest degree of freedom for individual speech and for the press • Social responsibility model o Socially responsible press is privately owned o Press independent of gov’t, but functions as a fourth state Unofficial branch of gov’t that monitors the legislative, judicial, and executive branches for abuses of power o Most popular model of mainstream journalism in the US First Amendment...
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- Fall '10
- Supreme Court of the United States, First Amendment to the United States Constitution, Federal Communications Commission, diff b/t authoritarian