How Free Can the Press Be?
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In How Free Can the Press Be? Randall P. Bezanson explores contradictions embedded in understanding press freedom in America by discussing nine of the most pivotal and provocative First Amendment cases in U.S. judicial history.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 272 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 27.94mm | 566.99g
  • University of Illinois Press
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 025202866X
  • 9780252028663

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"Bezanson provides the kind of glimpses into the background of [court] cases that students love. . . . And he asks provocative questions at the end of each chapter which are virtually guaranteed to spark some lively debate in class about what the limits of press freedom out to be."--Journalism & Mass Communication Educator "Bezanson is one the country's leading First Amendment scholars. In this highly entertaining and well-researched book, he takes us into the gray area where freedom of speech and press collide with other rights and responsibilities. This is a must read for all journalists and for anyone concerned with limits on freedom of speech."--John Soloski, Dean, Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Georgia "Too often the press cries `First Amendment' as if it gave an absolute answer--as if freedom of the press trumped all other values. Randall Bezanson has found an ingenious and fascinating way to cut through the absolutes, putting provocative questions about leading press cases that make us see that privacy, fairness, and other interests have their claim, too. Reporters, editors, and their lawyers should read this book and reflect on it."--Anthony Lewis, author of The Myth of the Imperial Judiciary: Why the Right Is Wrong About the Courtsshow more

About Randall P. Bezanson

Randall P. Bezanson is the Charles E. Floete Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Iowa. How Free Can Religion Be? is among his many books.show more

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