Paying their Way: Dissident Opinion, Advertising and Access to the Public Sphere

John Hadley
Western Sydney University
In this paper I suggest practical measures that can address some familiar, and some not so familiar, commercial obstacles to increasing media coverage of dissident opinion.The kernel of my proposal is for media codes of practice and workplace norms to reflect an ethical distinction between different kinds of commercial speech.
Keywords Advertising ethics  Media ethics  Public relation ethics  John Stuart Mill  Free speech  Dissident opinion  Deliberative democracy
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