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VOYAMedia is an all-encompassing word representing a variety of news and information sources from television to newspapers and from talk show hosts to online political pundits. No matter what the topic, it is important to consider the source, and that is exactly what Henderson does here. Starting with a historical perspective, Henderson walks the reader from the first newspapers right through today's coverage of war and terrorism, bringing forward such concepts as investigative journalism, muckrakers, agenda setting, and bias. From there, he focuses on ethics and the law, offering specific court cases as examples of how the media and issue coverage has developed. The publisher has a reputation for quality materials, and this entry in the Library in a Book series is no exception. Henderson's format-breaking topics into quick-hit subsections-makes it an ideal source for students researching a particular aspect of news media. The text, although not intended to be read from cover to cover, is easy to follow, especially when it comes to the in-depth chronology, biographical listing, and glossary. This selection would be especially helpful to students as Henderson provides a complete section on how to research the news media. Every American should have a working knowledge of the topic, and this book is a recommended resource. 2004, Facts on File, 316p.; Glossary. Index. Charts. Biblio. Further Research. Chronology. Appendix., PLB Ages 11 to Adult.