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Overview

These renowned scholars present 19 issues specific to the interplay of media and society and debate them in this text. After a thoughtful introduction to the issue in that chapter, each author takes a pro or con position to debate the contested topic. Dennis and Merrill provide a context for students to think critically about key media topics and their impact on society by providing a balanced range of timeless and current issues in this unique format.

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In a series of 19 brief exchanges, Dennis (communication and media instruction, Fordhams Graduate School of Business) and Merrill (journalism, University of Missouri, emeritus) debate key issues concerning the media. These include topics like the freedom of the press, the relationship between the media and the government, the concentration of ownership, the right to know, bias, election coverage, public opinion, the Internet, journalistic objectivity, ethics, advertising, public relations, and professionalism. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534579333
  • Publisher: Wadsworth
  • Publication date: 7/1/2001
  • Series: Mass Communication Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 232

Meet the Author

Everette E. Dennis is the Felix E. Larkin Professor of Communication and Media Instructor at Fordham?s Graduate School of Business in New York City. He was founding director of the respected Media Studies Center at Columbia University and founding president of the American Academy in Berlin. He has been a dean at the University of Oregon and taught at the Universities of Minnesota, Kansas State and Northwestern. Dr. Dennis recently completed a major study of the digital strategies of the top 25 media companies?the same year he won the coveted Eleanor Blum Award for service to research from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

John C. Merrill is professor emeritus from the School of Journalism at the University of Missouri. Dr. Merrill spent most of his academic career at Missouri, but also served as director and professor of the Manship School of Journalism at Louisiana State University and held a chair at the University of Maryland. He has also taught at a number of schools overseas, including as a visiting professor at the American University, Cairo, in 2004.

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Table of Contents

1. Freedom of the Press. 2. Media-Government Relationship. 3. Concentration of Media Ownership. 4. Media and the Public Trust. 5. The Right to Know. 6. Media Bias and Political Leanings. 7. Media and Elections. 8. Public Opinion and the Polls. 9. The Broadband Revolution. 10. The Internet and New Media. 11. Deciding What Is News. 12. Journalistic Objectivity. 13. Civic/Public Journalism. 14. Journalistic Ethics. 15. Race and Ethnicity. 16. Advertising. 17. Public Relations. 18. Journalism as a Profession. 19. Globalism and the Media. Media Debates Digitology. Index.

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