Naumenko T.V. / tutorial. M .: Publishing house "SCIENTIFIC LIBRARY", 2013. - 268 p.
Why is mass communication throughout the history of its existence so demanded in society, but at the same time, claims are made and reproaches are made to all those who participate in the process of its implementation? What is the essence of this most important social process? What is its role in society? Who are the subjects of mass communication activity and how does its object appear? How is mass communication connected with the values of society, and finally, what is freedom of mass communication, which scholars, politicians, journalists and philosophers have argued about for centuries? The author gives reasoned answers to these critical questions based on a socio-philosophical analysis of mass communication as a social process. In the manual, as a result of a comprehensive philosophical analysis, the essence of mass communication is revealed, which contributes not only to the optimization of research of this process, but also to the harmonization of all subsystems in the system of society as a holistic system. The manual is intended for students, graduate students, teachers and scientists involved in the problems of philosophy and theory of mass communication, problems of public relations, as well as analysis of social processes and social institutions.