Media Debates: Great Issues for the Digital Age / Edition 3

Media Debates: Great Issues for the Digital Age / Edition 3

by Everette E. Dennis, John C. Merrill
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0534579345

ISBN-13: 9780534579340

Pub. Date: 09/01/2001

Publisher: Brooks/Cole

Dennis (communication and media industries, Fordham U. Graduate School of Business) and Merrill (emeritus, journalism, U. of Missouri) debate each other on a range of questions regarding the relationship of the media to politics, society, and democracy. For each chapter, they provide a neutral summation of prevailing views on the topic at hand and then present

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Dennis (communication and media industries, Fordham U. Graduate School of Business) and Merrill (emeritus, journalism, U. of Missouri) debate each other on a range of questions regarding the relationship of the media to politics, society, and democracy. For each chapter, they provide a neutral summation of prevailing views on the topic at hand and then present contrasting arguments supporting opposite positions. Twenty chapters deal consider such issues as concentration of media ownership, the media's responsibility to serve the public interest, political bias in the media, media treatment of war and terrorism, the impact of advertising as a social force, and the need for diversity. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534579340
Publisher:
Brooks/Cole
Publication date:
09/01/2001
Edition description:
3RD
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

1. Freedom of the Press.

2. Media-Government Relationship.

3. Media and the Public Trust.

4. People's Right to Know.

5. Public Access to the Media.

6. Media Bias and Political Leanings.

7. Power of the Media.

8. Quality of Media Content.

9. Journalistic Objectivity.

10. Deciding What Is News.

11. News-Gathering Tactics.

12. Journalistic Ethics.

13. The New Communitarianism and Public Journalism.

14. Propaganda and the Media.

15. Race and Ethnicity.

16. Advertising.

17. Public Relations.

18. Journalism as a Profession.

19. Globalism and the Media.

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