The Press: THE THIRTEEN STEPS

What should be done to make the nation's press better? The Commission on Freedom of the Press (see above) charted 13 steps toward "freeing the press from the influences which now prevent it from supplying ... the service which the country requires." Its recommendations:

What the Government can do:

1. Include radio and motion pictures in the constitutional guarantees of press freedom.

2. Encourage new press ventures, new techniques, maintain competition through the antitrust laws, but use those laws sparingly to break up big units; and see to it that "necessary" monopolies operate in the public interest.

3. Amend the libel laws so that...

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