Hutchins Commission

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The Commission on Freedom of the Press. (1947). A Free and Responsible Press. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.

This report from the Hutchins Commission deals with the social responsibilities of the owners and managers of the press.


Marzolf, M. T. (1991). Civilizing Voices : American Press Criticism, 1880-1950. White Plains, NY: Longman Publishing Group.
This book outlines the history of criticism of the modern American press between the years 1880 and 1950. The book explains some enduring and some changing themes of press criticism.
Siebert, F. S., Peterson, T., & Schramm, W. (1956). Four Theories of the Press. Chicago: The University of Illinois Press.
This book describes the four major theories that the world's press follow: the authoritarian theory, the libertarian theory, the social responsibility theory, and the Soviet communist theory. The analysis of these theories summarize the conflict among major approaches to public communication.

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