Chapter 15 MASSCOMM

Chapter 15 MASSCOMM - Chapter 15 Notes 1. The origins of...

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Chapter 15 Notes 1. The origins of free expression and free press o Taken for granted and poke fun at the govt. o Models of expression Authoritarian: general public need guidance and govt. criticism is not tolerated Communist: press is controlled by the govt. and you cant challenge them Social responsibility: press watchdogs encourage more news reports Fourth estate: branch that looks over branches Libertarian model: encourage govt. criticism and highest degree of freedom 2. First amendment of the constitution: bill of rights, 1791 o Censorship as prior restraint: courts and govt. cant block any publication or speech before it actually occurs The pentagon paper case: presented a “clear and present danger” to national security The progressive magazine case: national security had stopped the paper o Unprotected forms of expression The govt. had found out how to curb expression Seditious expression: it is a federal crime to disrupt the nations war efforts
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