Disability and the Media: Prescriptions for Change

Disability and the Media: Prescriptions for Change

by Charles A. Riley II

A journalist's passionate exposé of the media's portrayal of the disabled.See more details below


A journalist's passionate exposé of the media's portrayal of the disabled.

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University Press of New England
Publication date:
Disability Library
Edition description:
New Edition
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Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

CHARLES A. RILEY II is a newsroom veteran, the co-founder of WeMedia, the first multimedia company devoted to people with disabilities, and the former editor-in-chief of WE, its national lifestyle magazine. A former reporter covering politics and policy, science and finance for Fortune magazine, former senior editor of Art & Auction magazine, and a frequent contributor to Art & Antiques magazine, Dr. Riley has appeared on CNN, CNNfn, NBC, CBS, ABC, Fox News and NPR as a commentator on disability-related issues. He has won major service awards for his coverage of disability from Easter Seals, United Cerebral Palsy, the National Recovery Alliance, and other organizations. The author of nine books on the arts, Riley is Associate Professor of English at Baruch College/City University of New York.

Table of Contents

Heroes of Assimilation: Or How the Media Transform Disability
Whose Life Is It Anyway? The Use and Abuse of the Disability Memoir
Getting It on Paper: Revising the Disability Story for the Print Media
I'd Like to Thank the Academy: Losing Focus on Disability in Movies and Television
And Here's the Pitch: How Advertising Uses Disability
Milestones, Mixed Messages, and Missed Opportunities: The Unfinished Business of the Disability Media
WE: The Short Happy Life of an Independent Magazine
"On the Web We're All Equal": And Other Myths about Disability and Multimedia
Appendix A: Guidelines for Portraying People with Disabilities in the Media
Appendix B: Guidelines for Web Accessibility

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