Free Speech and False Profits: Ethics in the Media

Free Speech and False Profits: Ethics in the Media

by Ted Schwarz
     
 

Freedom of speech and freedom of the press are guaranteed by the First Amendment. But how are these freedoms to be exercised? How are we to regulate the content of television, the press, movies, music lyrics, art - and now the Internet and the World Wide Web? Whose standards prevail? Whose ethics? Drawing on an astonishing array of famous and infamous examples - from…  See more details below

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Freedom of speech and freedom of the press are guaranteed by the First Amendment. But how are these freedoms to be exercised? How are we to regulate the content of television, the press, movies, music lyrics, art - and now the Internet and the World Wide Web? Whose standards prevail? Whose ethics? Drawing on an astonishing array of famous and infamous examples - from the Washington Post to Geraldo!, from gangsta rap to Barney - to reveal highlights and lowlights in the checkered history of the media, bestselling author Ted Schwarz brings remarkable insight and clarity to this increasingly volatile debate. He probes the hidden practices of contemporary media moguls, the dubious tactics of news gathering and delivery, the soul of televangelism, the decades-long controversy over music lyrics, and the emerging dilemmas of digital communication.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780829811483
Publisher:
Pilgrim Press, The/United Church Press
Publication date:
12/01/1996
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.55(h) x 0.98(d)

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