Deciding What We Watch: Taste, Decency and Media Ethics in the U. K. and the U. S. A.

Deciding What We Watch: Taste, Decency and Media Ethics in the U. K. and the U. S. A.

by Colin Don Shaw, Colin Shaw
     
 

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This book considers the different constraints (in the law, cultural customs, and self-regulation) affecting broadcasters on both sides of the Atlantic and the means by which they have responded to them. The book describes, with examples, the operations of compliance regulations and standard controls. It also explores the moral basis and history of such regulation

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This book considers the different constraints (in the law, cultural customs, and self-regulation) affecting broadcasters on both sides of the Atlantic and the means by which they have responded to them. The book describes, with examples, the operations of compliance regulations and standard controls. It also explores the moral basis and history of such regulation as it has until now been applied to major issues of taste and decency.

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"..this probing and penetrating volume offers a balanced view of the differences between US and British broadcasters' preferences and performances in serving the public's and the nation's interests....Extensive in its coverage, this insightful book will help readers understand US broadcasting—particularly as it is compared with another Western system."—Choice

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198159360
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
06/28/1999
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Colin Don Shaw is a former broadcasting executive with the BBC and the Independent Broadcasting Authority and is a visiting scholar at Duke University, North Carolina

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