Media debates: issues in mass communication

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Freedom of the Press
MediaGovernment Relationship
Media and the Public Trust

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About the author (1991)

EVERETTE E. DENNIS is the Felix E. Larkin Distinguished Professor of Communication and Media Management at Fordham University, where he heads the Center for Communication. He is the author or editor of many books and articles on media and communications, higher education, and institution building, including Media Debates, Issues for the Digital Age, Higher Education in the Information Age; Demystifying Media Technology, and The Media at War; the textbook, Understanding Mass Communication; and Media Freedom and Accountability (coeditor, Greenwood, 1989). He has served as a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and on the editorial boards of Communication Law and Policy and the Journal of Religion and Media. He was the founding president of the American Academy in Berlin, founding executive director of the Media Studies Center at Columbia University, and a senior vice president of the Gannett/Freedom Forum Foundation.

John C. Merrill is Professor Emeritus of Journalism at the University of Missouri-Columbia and author or editor of more than two dozen books, including most recently Media, Mission, and Morality.

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