Comparison of Two Theoris of the Press

Compares two of the four theories of the press made famous by Siebert; the “Authoritarian Theory” and the “Libertarian Theory”.

Of the four theories of the mass media made famous by Siebert et. al., this essay will focus on two, namely the Authoritarian Theory and the Libertarian Theory. Based on an analysis of the ‘Proposed Equation’ between ideology as such and the Theories of the Mass Media, this essay delves into a comparison of these two theories.