Media Bias

Media Bias

by Paul Ruschmann, David L. Hudson
     
 

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Can Americans trust print and electronic media to report the news with accuracy? Critics of the modern media often allege that a liberal elite—isolated from the rest of the country and scornful of mainstream American values— controls broadcast and cable networks and other major news outlets. Defenders of the media contend that such accusations of bias are

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Can Americans trust print and electronic media to report the news with accuracy? Critics of the modern media often allege that a liberal elite—isolated from the rest of the country and scornful of mainstream American values— controls broadcast and cable networks and other major news outlets. Defenders of the media contend that such accusations of bias are exaggerated and claim that critics use faulty studies to back up their claims. Yet the questions remain: In a world where new ways to disseminate information are constantly being invented, should American media undergo major reform, and what kind of changes should be made? This second edition of Media Bias examines these and other questions, while analyzing First Amendment requirements and the doors opened by alternative media formats.

Each book in the Point/Counterpoint series offers all the statutes, legal opinions, and studies a student needs to structure a cohesive argument on a given controversial topic. Issues are presented from multiple points of view; sidebars cite laws, opinions, and court cases to aid in critical analysis; appendices help students conduct legal research; and all sources are fully documented.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781604139044
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/28/2012
Series:
Point/Counterpoint Series: Issues in Contemporary American Society
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

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