Advocacy Groups And The Entertainment Industry

Overview

Michael Suman has brought together wide-ranging viewpoints of media advocates, media lawyers, academics, and entertainment industry representatives who examine the important public policy issue of how advocacy groups affect the entertainment industry.

In the first part of the book, representatives from media advocacy groups, including Action for Children's Television and Population Communications International, look at their efforts to utilize the media for policy purposes. In ...

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Overview

Michael Suman has brought together wide-ranging viewpoints of media advocates, media lawyers, academics, and entertainment industry representatives who examine the important public policy issue of how advocacy groups affect the entertainment industry.

In the first part of the book, representatives from media advocacy groups, including Action for Children's Television and Population Communications International, look at their efforts to utilize the media for policy purposes. In the second part, attorneys specializing in communications look at the ways advocacy groups have been aided as well as hindered by changes in the laws and public policy. Changes in advocacy groups as well as the entertainment industry in general are examined by various scholars in the third section. Representatives of the entertainment industry look at the impact of advocacy groups in the fourth section of the book. Scholars as well as public policy makers and those involved in entertainment oversight will find this a provocative analysis.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780275968854
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/30/2000
  • Pages: 192
  • Lexile: 1510L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

MICHAEL SUMAN is Research Director of the UCLA Center for Communication Policy. He has served as project coordinator of the Center's television violence monitoring project and has coauthored several nationwide surveys. Among Professor Suman's earlier publications is Religion and Prime Time Television (Praeger, 1997).

GABRIEL ROSSMAN formerly researcher at the UCLA Center for Communication Policy, where he coauthored the Center's panel survey on the social impact of the Internet. He is currently a graduate student in the Princeton University Department of sociology where he studies the sociology of culture.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
1 The Harvard Alcohol Project: Promoting the "Designated Driver" 3
2 Principles for Effective Advocacy from the Founder of Action for Children's Television 9
3 Using Soap Operas to Confront the World's Population Problem 13
4 A Catholic Look at the Entertainment Industry 19
5 The Proactive Strategy of GLAAD 23
6 Strategies of the Media Action Network for Asian Americans 29
7 How Church Advocacy Groups Fostered the Golden Age of Hollywood 37
8 Influencing Media Content Through the Legal System: A Less Than Perfect Solution for Advocacy Groups 43
9 Public Policy Advocacy: Truant Independent Producers in a Federal City Fixated on a "Values Agenda" 53
10 Gatekeeping in the Neo-Network Era 65
11 What Is an Advocacy Group, Anyway? 77
12 Hostile and Cooperative Advocacy 85
13 Advocacy Groups in the Age of Audience Fragmentation: Thoughts on a New Strategy 105
14 Interest Groups and Public Debate 115
15 Advocacy Groups Confront CBS: Problems or Opportunities? 125
16 Dealing with Advocacy Groups at ABC 131
17 Television and Pressure Groups: Balancing the Bland 139
18 A Millenarian View of Artists and Audiences 145
Selected Bibliography 159
Index 163
About the Editors and Contributors 173
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