The Structural Attributes of Press Freedom: Private Ownership, Public Orientation, and Editorial Independence
JOURNALISM AND THE DEBATE OVER PRIVACY, 2003
Posted: 10 Nov 2003
The paper explores various manifestations of the public/private distinction in the context of freedom of the press, identifying content-neutral attributes of private ownership, private editorial judgment, public audience, and public orientation that serve as structural premises of press freedom, and then applies these ideas to the interests in privacy reflected in the privacy tort and newsgathering.
Keywords: Press freedom, freedom of speech, constitutional law, first amendment, privacy, intrusion, newsgathering
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