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Networked Press Freedom: Creating Infrastructures for a Public Right to Hear

Mike Ananny


This book offers a new way to think about freedom of the press in a time when media systems are in fundamental flux. The book challenges the idea that press freedom comes only from heroic, lone journalists who speak truth to power. Instead, drawing on journalism studies, institutional sociology, political theory, science and technology studies, and an analysis of ten years of journalism discourse about news and technology, the book argues that press freedom emerges from social, technological, institutional, and normative forces that vie for power and fight for visions of democratic life. It sh ... More

Keywords: freedom, free press, press freedom, journalism, journalistic freedom, democratic self-governance, right to speak, right to hear

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780262037747
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262037747.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mike Ananny, author
University of Southern California