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Public Broadcasting and Democracy
A discussion on the importance of public broadcasting institutions for building a democratic society.
# 141498 | 1,750 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Communication (Mass Media) , Sociology (Media and Society)


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The paper discusses how ever since mass media began, with the advent of radio in the early 20th century, the possibility has existed for these media to build democratic societies. The paper explains that due to the fact that this is in the public interest, it has been public broadcasting institutions that have been important in harnessing mass media to build democratic societies. The paper discusses how in the earliest days of mass media, all was controlled by public bodies, but very soon private ownership emerged, notably in the USA. The paper explains how this inevitably lead to tensions between private ownership and public control over media institutions - would media be controlled by private, profit-driven owners, or by public institutions that presumably had the general good and democracy as their goals?

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"Ever since mass media began, with the advent of radio in the early 20th century, the possibility has existed for these media to build democratic societies. Due to the fact that this is in the public interest, it has been public broadcasting institutions that have been important in harnessing mass media to build democratic societies. In the earliest days of mass media, all was controlled by public bodies, but very soon private..."

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