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1993

Freedom of the press

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Why There Should Be An Independent Decennial Commission On The Press, Lee C. Bollinger Jan 1993

Why There Should Be An Independent Decennial Commission On The Press, Lee C. Bollinger

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In 1947, the Commission on Freedom of the Press chaired by Robert M. Hutchins, published its report entitled "A Free and Responsible Press:" Sharply criticized by the media when published, the Hutchins Commission Report (as it has come to be known) seems to have assumed only minor status within the history of freedom of the press in this century, as well as among reports on social problems generally. In this article, I will consider whether the Hutchins Commission Report deserves a different fate. Given the media's usually astounding self-preoccupation, the fact that the Report was about the "press" would lead …