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Author Belloc, Hilaire, 1870-1953.

Title The free press / by Hilaire Belloc.

Publication Info. Norfolk, VA : IHS Press, 2002.


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Description 1 online resource (95 pages) : illustrations
Note Originally published: London : Allen and Unwin, 1918.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Note Print version record.
Summary Hilaire Belloc, a great English essayist of the 20th century, takes an uncompromising look at the forces working against the freedom of the press. Targeting financial and political influences, along with the influence of advertising, Belloc exposes the powers and motives responsible for the suppression of news and the manufacturing of opinion. Neither pie-in-the-sky idealism nor an irrational conspiracy theory, The Free Press is a rationally argued essay explaining the origins of those influences and factors that make the press less than what it should be honest: fair, and independent. This is a topical work written almost a century ago. Times have changed, but the situation has gone from bad to worse, and thus this work is even more relevant today. This book will be of interest to anyone, particularly the student of journalism and its history, who is curious about the rise of the major papers and media networks, and about the forces both overt and semi-covert working to shape what is reported and which opinions are sanctioned.
Subject Freedom of the press.
Journalism -- Corrupt practices.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Civil Rights.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Human Rights.
Freedom of the press. (OCoLC)fst00934063
Journalism -- Corrupt practices. (OCoLC)fst00984048
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Belloc, Hilaire, 1870-1953. Free press. Norfolk, VA : IHS Press, 2002 0971489416 (DLC) 2002019963 (OCoLC)49991436
ISBN 9781932528213 (electronic bk.)
1932528210 (electronic bk.)
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