Newspapers and Democracy: International Essays on a Changing Medium

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Newspapers and Democracy: International Essays on a Changing Medium

Edited by Anthony Smith
MIT Press, 1980
368 pp. $25.00
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A broad effort to assess the changing character of the printed press and its place in Western society. Written by a number of European journalists and scholars, it does not attempt a synthesis but nonetheless achieves the purpose of the editor and of the sponsor (the German Marshall Fund) to bring out the basic questions now arising for the newspapers: how much freedom they can maintain and whether they can survive at all.

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