Asa Briggs

  • Richard Hoggart
  • Janet Morgan

Abstract

In this paper I want both to reflect on broadcasting and its place in society and culture and to stimulate argument. I want to reach back behind the topicalities of contemporary broadcasting to a number of fundamental issues relating to the role of authority both in broadcasting and in society and the way in which it is changing. My reflections fall naturally under four headings.

Keywords

Europe Income Coherence Social Stratification Straw 

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Notes

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© The Foundations of Broadcasting Policy 1982

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  • Richard Hoggart
  • Janet Morgan

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