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Normative theories of the media : journalism in democratic societies

Author: Clifford G Christians; et al
Publisher: Urbana, Ill. : University of Illinois Press, 2009
Series: History of communication
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A contemporary analysis of mass media and modern democracy
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Clifford G Christians; et al
ISBN: 9780252034237 9780252076183 0252034236 0252076184
OCLC Number: 488383565
Notes: Introduction. Beyond Four theories of the press. Theory. Evolution of normative traditions. Characteristics of normative theory. Democracy. The principles and practice of democracy. Roles of news media in democracy. Roles. The monitorial role. The facilitative role. The radical role. The collaborative role. Prospects. Media roles under challenge
Description: xi, 275 s. : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface; Introduction: Beyond Four Theories of the Press; Part One: Normative Theory; Chapter 1. Evolution of Normative Traditions; Chapter 2. Characteristics of Normative Theory; Part Two: Democracy; Chapter 3. Principle and Practice of Democracy; Chapter 4. Roles of News Media in Democracy; Part Three: Roles; Chapter 5. Monitorial Role; Chapter 6. Facilitative Role; Chapte 7. Radical Role; Chapter 8. Collaborative Role; Prospects; Conclusion; References
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