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The People's Right To Know : Media, Democracy, and the Information Highway.

Author: Frederick Williams; John V Pavlik
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013.
Series: LEA telecommunications series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This important volume presents the pros and cons of a national service that will meet the information needs and wants of all people. In the preface, Everette E. Dennis, Executive Director of The Freedom Forum Media Studies Center, asks, ""What will a true information highway -- where most citizens enjoy a wide range of information services on demand -- do to local communities, government, and business entities,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Williams, Frederick.
People's Right To Know : Media, Democracy, and the Information Highway.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Frederick Williams; John V Pavlik
ISBN: 9781136689932 1136689931
OCLC Number: 862824131
Description: 1 online resource (271 pages).
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; PART I: ENVISIONING THE SHAPE AND FEEL OF A NATIONAL INFORMATION SERVICE; Chapter 1: On Prospects for Citizens' Information Services; Chapter 2: Newspapers in the Electronic Age; Chapter 3: Background Issues Related to Information Services; Chapter 4: Roundtable: Sizing up Prospects for a National Information Service; PART II: CITIZEN INFORMATION SERVICES AND THE PUBLIC INTEREST; Chapter 5: Lessons from Public and Nonprofit Services. Chapter 6: Citizen Access, Involvement, and Freedom of Expression in an Electronic EnvironmentPART III: POLICYMAKING REGARDING CITIZEN INFORMATION SERVICES; Chapter 7: Charting the Future of Communication Services; Chapter 8: Information Highways: ""Trickle Down"" Infrastructure?; Chapter 9: Policy Implications for Citizen Information Services; Chapter 10: Epilogue; References and Bibliography; Glossary; Index.
Series Title: LEA telecommunications series.

Abstract:

This important volume presents the pros and cons of a national service that will meet the information needs and wants of all people. In the preface, Everette E. Dennis, Executive Director of The Freedom Forum Media Studies Center, asks, ""What will a true information highway -- where most citizens enjoy a wide range of information services on demand -- do to local communities, government, and business entities, other units of society and democracy itself?"" It is no longer a question of whether a vastly expanded ""information highway"" will be built in America. Telephone and cable companies.

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