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Title Transparency in politics and the media : accountability and open government / edited by Nigel Bowles, James T. Hamilton and David A.L. Levy
Edition First edition
Published London, England : I.B. Tauris, 2019
[London, England] : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019
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Description 1 online resource (xxiii, 238 pages .)
Series [RISJ challenges]
RISJ challenges.
Contents Origins of the Freedom of Information Act in the United States / Michael Schudson -- Impact of transparency on accountability / Peter Riddell -- The impact of the Freedom of Information Act in the UK / Benjamin Worthy and Robert Hazell -- Valuing transparency in government and media / Patrick Birkinshaw -- Transparencies / John Lloyd
Summary "Increasingly governments around the world are experimenting with initiatives in transparency or 'open government'. These involve a variety of measures including the announcement of more user-friendly government websites, greater access to government data, the extension of freedom of information legislation and broader attempts to involve the public in government decision making. However, the role of the media in these initiatives has not hitherto been examined. This volume analyses the challenges and opportunities presented to journalists as they attempt to hold governments accountable in an era of professed transparency. In examining how transparency and open government initiatives have affected the accountability role of the press in the US and the UK, it also explores how policies in these two countries could change in the future to help journalists hold governments more accountable. This volume will be essential reading for all practising journalists, for students of journalism or politics, and for policymakers."-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Freedom of information.
Government and the press.
Intellectual freedom.
Transparency in government.
Freedom of information
Government and the press
Intellectual freedom
Press & journalism.
Transparency in government
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Form Electronic book
Author Bowles, Nigel, editor.
Hamilton, James, 1961- editor.
Levy, David A. L., editor.
ISBN 0755694716