In Saving the News, Martha Minow, former Dean of the Harvard Law School and the 300th Anniversary University Professor at Harvard University, analyzes how the rise of internet platforms and social media has led to a decline in the viability of the American press and the spread of misinformation. Arguing that a viable press is fundamental to a constitutional democracy, Minow makes a case for the need for change and outlines the legal basis and specific policy initiatives that could be instituted to remedy the failures of the contemporary ecosystem of the news. She does so while navigating the potential constitutional barriers to such reforms imposed by the judiciary’s current libertarian interpretation of the First Amendment. In addition, she advocates for government action to combat the technological developments that are currently eroding the trust, production, and distribution of the news.
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"Saving the News: Why the Constitution Calls for Government Action to Preserve Freedom of Speech by Martha Minow."
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