An Unexpected Crisis

  title={An Unexpected Crisis},
  author={Paul Starr},
  journal={The International Journal of Press/Politics},
  pages={234 - 242}
  • P. Starr
  • Published 2 February 2012
  • Political Science
  • The International Journal of Press/Politics
Social and political theory in the twentieth century envisioned the flourishing of both democracy and the information economy. But while the digital revolution has promoted freedom of expression and freedom of information, it has had mixed effects on the freedom of the press. Throughout the advanced democratic world –more acutely in some countries than in others –the rise of digital communications has undermined the financial condition and economic independence of the press. New media have not… 
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