This chapter presents the author's reflections on how the model of networked press autonomy discussed in the previous chapters might be used by journalists, technologists, regulators, designers, educators, and audiences. The networked press is infrastructure that touches on nearly all aspects of society, so any reforms that are made to the press will require engaging with a wide range of actors and various types of power. It is argued that democratic autonomy and self-governance mean more than individuals being free from unreasonable constraints. To realize ourselves more fully, we need not only the right to access information, share opinions, and choose associations. We also need to see ourselves as publics—and question whether our publics have capacities to hear people and ideas that we would not choose to encounter.
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