Power — the key to press freedom: A four-tiered social model

Journal of Mass Media Ethics 3 (1):38 – 49 (1988)
Raw (pragmatic) and potential (theoretical) power is seen as the key to press freedom in various global settings. Because the locus of power determines the locus of freedom, the authors suggest a model to understand where the raw and potential power resides within a matrix consisting of the State, the Media Elite, the Journalists, or the People. Numerous questions concerning accountability and ethics are raised concerning the practical application of a model that purports to overcome cultural biases inherent in traditional theories of press and society
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DOI 10.1080/08900528809358308
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