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Freedom of the Press


by The Editorial Board 1935

THE prize for the most original thinking in 1933 and 1934 should go to the die-hard majority of the American publishers. These stalwarts deserve recognition for their novel interpretation of the meaning of the freedom of the press and their odd notion of the purposes this time-honored ideal of democracy should serve. Naive Americans during many generations were wont to think that freedom of the press describes a state of affairs where competent persons are free to present in printed form facts, which they consider true and significant, opinions they think valid, and programs of action they deem promising.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 1 Number 1, 1935, p. 5-6
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 13018, Date Accessed: 10/22/2017 2:30:15 AM

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