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Television as a means of communication. Four provocative assertions. The crossroads for journalism and freedom of the press. A brief history of journalism. Mass communication. Socially responsible journalism. Responsibilities of the journalist. Journalism a pluralistic kind of business. Criticisms of the journalistic trade. What the media can be expected to do. Limits on the capacity of each medium to do the job expected. How journalism serves democracy. Suggestions of guideposts for socially responsible journalism, with a discussion of each. What the CBC is doing.