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

Overview


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.
Read More ...
See more details below
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (11) from $6.88   
  • New (1) from $146.44   
  • Used (10) from $6.88   
Sending request ...

Overview


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.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198159377
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 4/28/1999
  • Pages: 200
  • Lexile: 1470L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.80 (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

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Definitions
1. Starting Places
2. Developing Regulation
3. Taste and Decency
4. The Particular Case of Children
5. Sex: After the 1960s
6. Language: And the Next Fellow
7. News and Reality-Programmes
8. Privacy
9. In the Name of What?
Bibliography
Index

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)