SWITCH TO RUSSIAN

 

 

FREEDOM OF THE PRESS AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY OF JOURNALISM

 

 

 

Course syllabus by

 

 

 

S. Arkhipov

 

 

 

 

LECTURE 1. INTRODUCTORY LECTURE

 

 

  1. A role of Mass Media in modern society
  2. Press in the countries with transiting economy
  3. Reforms and the topics of scholastic research
  4. Empirical research of Mass Media
  5. Theoretical research of Journalism

 

 

LECTURE 2. HISTORICAL EVOLUTION OF FREE PRESS

 

  1. Essence of Platonic thought on freedom of expression
  2. Political thinking of Niccolo Machiavelli
  3. Hobbes on the right to control thoughts and expressions
  4. Spinoza on the balancing of needs of a state and an individual
  5. Milton notion of freedom of the press
  6. The supporters of Miltons ideas in Europe (C. Blount, J. Toland, M. Tindal, A.Collins).
  7. Early political thinking about the press in America (B. Franklin, T. Paine, T. Jefferson)

 

LECTURE 3. PHILOSOPICAL PRINCIPLES OF FREE FUNCTIONING THE PRESS IN A SOCIETY

 

  1. Classical Liberalism and its theorists
  2. Transition to Neo-Liberalism
  3. Modern Neo-Liberalism
  4. Positive approach to freedom
  5. Democratic communication
  6. The press in a strong democracy
  7. Comparative analysis of the philosophical conceptions

 

LECTURE 4. PUBLIC POLICY IN MEDIA ISSUES

 

  1. Appearing of governmental regulation of the press
  2. Media dependence on a state under authoritarian policy
  3. Public regulation of media under liberal policy
  4. Origin of the metaphor The Forth Estate
  5. Media capacity under economic policy

 

LECTURE 5. FREEDOM OF THE PRESS IN JOURNALISM THEORIES

 

  1. The earliest notions about mass media
  2. A role of public information in social scientific theories
  3. Shaping and legitimating media institutions in normative theories
  4. Describing media practitioners conduct in operational theories
  5. Common-sense theories of media use about freedom of press

 

LECTURE 6. PROTECTING JOURNALISTS RIGHTS IN MEDIA LAW

 

  1. A role of mass media law in modern society
  2. The earliest attempts to protect freedom of press
  3. What defends First Amendment
  4. Struggle for peoples right to know
  5. Journalists right to publish information

 

LECTURE 7. ETHICAL ESSUEIS IN MASS COMMUNICATIONS

  1. Emergence of the media ethics
  2. Truth-telling in the press
  3. Conflict of interests
  4. Violence and the mass media
  5. Appearance of victim names in the press

 

LECTURE 8. TRANSFORMATION OF PROFESSIONAL METHODS

 

  1. Professional methods in journalism
  2. Mass Media in transition countries
  3. Struggle against censorship
  4. Protection of confidential sources
  5. The leaks of information

 

LECTURE 9. INFLUENCE ON MEDIA CONTENT

 

  1. Selection information for Mass Media
  2. Who influence media content
  3. Press and government
  4. Ownership and Mass Media
  5. Media in transition countries

 

 

LECTURE 10. LINGUISTIC APPROACH TO COMMUNICATION

 

  1. Power of metaphors
  2. Principles of free speech
  3. Verbal aggression
  4. Political correctness in speech
  5. Standardization in speech

 

 

READINGS:

 

REQUIRED

 

 

 

Arkhipov, S. Freedom of the Press and Social Responsibility of Journalism. Vladikavkaz: North-Ossetian University Press, 2010.

 

 

RECOMMENDED

 

 

Altschull, J.H. Agents of Power: The Role of the News Media in Human Affairs. New York: Longman, 1984.

Arkhipov S. Freedom of Press in Russia in the Epoch of Globalization. In almanac The Philosophical Age. Publication 16. European Identity and Russian Mentality / St. Petersburg Branch of Institute for Human Studies of Russian Academy of Science, St. Petersburg Center for History of Ideas, Center for Humanities of Znanie Society. St. Petersburg: St. Petersburg Center for History of Ideas, 2001.

Arkhipov S. Public Policy in Media Issues in Russia and USA. In The History and Philosophy of Culture: Pressing Problems. Publ. 6. Editor S. Arkhipov. Vladikavkaz: Izdatelstvo Severo-Osetinskogo Universiteta, 2003.

Bagdikian, B. H. The Media Monopoly, 6th ed. Boston: Beacon, 2000.

Baran, S. J., Davis, D. K. Mass Communication Theory: Foundations, Ferment, and Future. Belmont, CA: Wardsworth Publishing Company, 1995.

Barber, B.R. Strong Democracy: Participatory Politics for a New Age. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1984.

Benedict, H. Virgin or Vamp: How the Press Covers Sex Crimes. New York: Oxford University Press, 1992.

Berry, G.L. The Children and Television: Images in a Changing Socio-Cultural World. London: Sage Publication, 1993.

Dewey, J. The Public and its Problems. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 1927/1954.

Downing, J. Internationalizing Media Theory: Transition, Power, Culture. Reflections on Media in Russia, Poland and Hungary 1980-95. London: Sage Publication, 1996.

Glasser, C.J. & Salmon C.T. (Ed). Public Opinion and Communication of Consent. New York: Guilford Press, 1995.

Green, T.H. Lectures on the Principals of Political Obligation. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 1879-1880/1967.

Friedman, M. Capitalism and Freedom. Chicago, Il: University of Chicago Press, 1962.

Harer, J.B. & Harris, S.R. Censorship of Expression in the 1980s: A Statistical Survey. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1994.

Hayek, F.A. The Constitution of Liberty. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul,1960.

Hayek, F.A. The Road to Serfdom. Chicago, Il: University of Chicago Press, 1962.

Hutchins, R. M., (ed). A Free and Responsible Press: A General Report on Mass Communications Newspapers, Radio, Motion Pictures, Magazines, and Books. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1947.

Herman, E. S., and N. Chomsky Manufacturing Consent: the Political Economy of the Mass Media. New York: Pantheon, 1988.

Innis, H. A. Empire and Communications. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1972.

Innis, H. A. The Bias of Communication. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1999.

Innis on Russia. The Russian Diary and Other Writing by Harold A. Innis. Edited with a Preface by Prof. William Christian, University of Guelph. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1981.

Jensen, V. J. Ethical Issues in the Communication Process. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, 1997.

Lippmann, W. Public Opinion. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co., 1922.

Locke, J. Second Treatise on Government. In M. Cohen, & N. Fermon (Eds.), Princeton Readings in Political Thought. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1688/1996. Pp.: 243-279.

McLuhan, M. Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2002.

McQuail, D. Mass Communication Theory: An Introduction: Third Edition. Sage Publications: London, 1994.

Meiklejohn, A. Political Freedom: The Constitutional Powers of the People. New York: Oxford University Press, 1965.

Mill, J.S. On Liberty. New York: Bantam Books, 1859/1993.

Mill J. S. Utilitarianism. New York: Bantam Books, 1871/1993.

Noelle-Neumann, E. The Spiral of Silence. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1993.

Nozick R. Anarchy, State & Utopia. New York: Basic Books, Ink., 1974.

Paxson, M. Solovyovo: The Story of Memory in a Russian Village. Woodrow Wilson Center Press, Bloomington & Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 2005.

Shoemaker, P. J. & Reese, S.D. Mediating the Message: Theories of Influence on Mass Media Content. New York: Longman, 1991.

Schudson, M. Discovering the News: A Social History of American Newspaper. New York: Basic Books, 1978.

Siebert, F. S. Freedom of Press in England, 1476-1776. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 1965.

Siebert, F.S., T.B.Peterson, and W.Schramm. Four Theories of the Press. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1956.

Spencer, Herbert. The Study of Sociology. New York: Appleton, 1891.

Tedford, T. L., Herbeck, D. A. Freedom of Speech in the United States. Strata Publishing, Inc., 2005.

Zelezny, J. D. Communications Law: Liberties, Restraints, and the Modern Media. Firth Edition. Belmont, CA: Thomson Wardsworth, 2007.

 

 

 

Useful Internet Resources

 

 

Committee to Protect Journalists

Freedom House

Glastnost Defense Foundation

Global Media Journal

Institute of Problems of Media Law

Reporters without Borders

Russian Department of Mass Communications

Russian Federal Agency on the Press and Mass Communication

Russian Federal Inspection in the Sphere of Information Technologies

and Mass Communications

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Union of Journalists of Russia

 

 

 

 

 

 

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