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The Role of Mass Communication in American Society


by Fred S. Siebert 1954

The functions and control of the mass media of communication in any organized society are inextricably bound up with the basic theories, both political and economic, which underlie that society. The functions which the mass media perform, the purposes for which they are used, and the controls which are imposed upon them are, by and large, determined by the fundamental political and economic principles which provide the foundations for the society in which these media operate.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 53, No. 2.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 55 Number 10, 1954, p. 13-29
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 20085, Date Accessed: 10/19/2017 3:26:48 AM

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