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Aragon,Dave Jann L.

COC-2Free1-Thu 8-11AM
NORMATIVE THEORY COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS

Normative
Theory
Authoritari
an Theory

Libertarian
Theory

Strength

Weakness

Opportunity

Threat

*Sometime
s better for
resolving
social and
cultural
conflicts.
*Can act as
a
gatekeeper
and
prevents
media to
act
irresponsibl
y.
*Motivates
people to
work hard
for country
and its
people.
*Transpare
ncy of
every work
to all
people. *All
individuals
can express
their
opinions
and
thoughts in
the media
openly.
*Media can

*Less intelligent
or the common
people can be
easily
manipulated.
*Dominant in the
government
(those who are
in the ruling
class) uses
media only for
their own
benefit. *Limited
freedom of
expression and
information of
normal people.

*Responsible
Journalism *Might
be use to increase
the power of
rulers. *Media is
used as a weapon
or an instrument
to strengthen the
power of the
government.

*Individuals
might not always
have good
intentions and
ethics. *Freedom
of different type
of people,their
ideas,opinions,sc
hool of
thoughts,and
group objectives
can be in
conflict. *Media
can misuse its

*Independence
and freedom of
each individual.
*Government's
hidden
secrets,corruptions
,and other
unlawful acts,can
be exposed and
revealed. *Makes
people to have
rational thoughts.

*Rallies/rebellion
of common
people regarding
their freedom.
*Less chance of
the common
people to
express
themselves.
*Might put
security at risk
and cause to be
a national threat.
*Danger to
journalists' life
because they
may be
punished/impriso
ned when they
try to oppose the
government.
*Conflict
between the
media and the
people.
*Journalist might
forget their code
of
ethics,because
they are free to
say/expose any
information that
they want to
release.

give
authentic
information
without the
governmen
t's
interferenc
e. *There is
no
censorship.

power and harm


other people's
privacy and
dignity. *Media
might
defame,cause
sedition,libel,or
slander,be
immodest,and
publish
obscenity.

The Authoritarian and Libertarian theory are exactly against and opposite with
one another. Authoritarian theory is better for resolving social and cultural
issues,make people motivated to work hard for their country,and prevents media to
act irresponsibly,but on it's negative side,it limits freedom of expression and
information of the normal people,plus the dominant people or the ruling class,might
use media only for their own benefit. On the other hand,the counter part of
Authoritarian,or the Libertarian,media can give authentic information without the
government's interference,there is no censorship,and there is transparency of every
work to all people. But there's also disadvantages such as individuals might not
have good intentions and ethics,the freedom of different type of people,their
ideas,opinions,school of thoughts,and group objectives can be in conflict. These two
normative theories has it's own positive and negative sides,advantages and
disadvantages,but still the decision depends on the country's government
depending on their free will and choice.