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Media Democracy

  • By: Pradip Thomas
  • In: Encyclopedia of Communication Theory
  • Edited by: Stephen W. Littlejohn & Karen A. Foss
  • Subject:General Media, Communication & Cultural Studies, Communication Theory

The meaning of media democracy is often taken to be self-evident. It is widely assumed that in democratic societies, the media play an important role in monitoring, maintaining, and extending democracy. In a democracy, the media are expected to encourage transparency and ...

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