Mass Media and Society

Mass Media and Society

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ISBN-13: 9781567502893
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 06/26/1997
Series: Communication, Culture and Information Studies Series
Pages: 613
Product dimensions: 5.71(w) x 8.70(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

About the Editors

Preface

PART I: MASS MEDIA AND SOCIETY

The Origins of Mass Media in the United States, Geoffrey L. Pace

New Technology and the Future of the Media, Bruce Klopfenstein

How Communication Works, Wilbur Schramm

PART II: PRINT MEDIA

The Newspaper Business, William S. Solomon

Structural Pluralism, Intermedia Competition, and the Growth of the Corporate Newspaper in the United States, David Pearce Demers

An American in Paris (and Moscow and Berlin and Tokyo), Alicia C. Sheppard

The American Magazine Business: An Overview, Carolyn Kitch

PART III: RADIO AND RECORDING

Specialization and Competition in Radio, Milan D. Meeske

Meanings of Radio to Teenagers in a Niche-Programming Era, Raymond L. Carroll, Michael L. Silbergleid, Christopher M. Beachum, Stephen D. Perry, Patrick J. Pluscht and Mark J. Pascatore

The Popular Music Industry in Transition, Robert Burnett

Orality and Technology: Rap Music and Afro-American Cultural Resistance, Tricia Rose

The Emotional Use of Popular Music by Adolescents, Alan Wells and Ernest A. Hakanen

PART IV: TELEVISION AND VIDEO

The Evolution of Commercial Television, Robert Abelman

Public Service Broadcasting, Patricia Aufderheide

Cable Television, Ronald Bishop

Chips, Flags, and Warnings: The Environment of Controversial Television Programming, Harvey C. Jassem and Patricia Geist

Video Criticism, Mark J. Schaefermeyer

The Impact of the Newer Television Technologies on Television Satisfaction, Elizabeth M. Perse and Douglas A. Ferguson

PART V: NEWS

Television News: How It Works, Lawrence J. Jankowski

Revisited: How Free Are Reporters?, Sondra M. Rubenstein

Sensationalism Versus Public Affairs Content of Local Television News: Pennslyvania Revisited, Karen L. Slattery and Ernest A. Hakanen

How to Watch Television News: What Can You Do?, Neil Postman and Steve Powers

PART VI: LAW AND REGULATION

Media Ethics Overview, Deni Elliott

Mass Media and the Law, Jay Wright

Libel Law and Tabloid News, Mark E. Doremus

Toward a Unifying Regulatory Structure for the Delivery of Broadband Telecommunications Services, Michael A. McGregor

The Channeling Debate: Is Indecency Protected Expression?, Sondra M. Rubenstein

PART VII: ISSUES: SEX AND VIOLENCE

Sex and Indecent Language on Prime Time Television, Barry S. Sapolsky and Barbara K. Kaye

Sex and Violence in Slasher Films, Barry S. Sapolsky and Fred Molitor

Media Violence, Kenneth William Hirsch

PART VIII: ISSUES: RACE AND GENDER

Race, Ethnicity and the Media, Bruce E. Johansen

From "Beulah" to "Under One Roof": African American Women on Prime-Time Commercial Television, Jannette L. Dates

Women and the Media, Tina Pieraccini

Gender Stereotypes in MTV Commercials: The Beat Goes On, Nancy Signorielli, Douglas McLeod and Elaine Healy

Author Index

Subject Index

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