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Normative Theories of the Media
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Using Fred S. Siebert, Theodore Peterson, and Wilbur Schramm's classic Four Theories of the Press as their point of departure, the authors consider what the role of journalism ought to be in a democratic society. They examine the philosophical underpinnings and political realities of journalism, thereby identifying four distinct yet overlapping roles for the media: "monitorial," "facilitative," "radical," and "collaborative." Ultimately they show how these competing paradigms can affect the laws, policies, and public attitudes of a liberal society.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Copyright Page
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. vii-xi
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-2
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  1. 1. Beyond Four Theories of the Press
  2. pp. 3-34
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  1. Part One: Theory
  2. p. 35
  1. 2. Evolution of Normative Traditions
  2. pp. 37-64
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  1. 3. Characteristics of Normative Theory
  2. pp. 65-88
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  1. Part Two: Democracy
  2. p. 89
  1. 4. The Principles and Practice of Democracy
  2. pp. 91-113
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  1. 5. Roles of News Media in Democracy
  2. pp. 114-136
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  1. Part Three: Roles
  2. p. 137
  1. 6. The Monitorial Role
  2. pp. 139-157
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  1. 7. The Facilitative Role
  2. pp. 158-178
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  1. 8. The Radical Role
  2. pp. 179-195
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  1. 9. The Collaborative Role
  2. pp. 196-218
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  1. Prospects
  2. p. 219
  1. 10. Media Roles under Challenge
  2. pp. 221-242
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  1. References
  2. pp. 243-268
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 269-275
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