Mass Media

Mass Media

by Margaret Haerens

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780737766615
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date: 03/14/2014
Series: Opposing Viewpoints Series
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Why Consider Opposing Viewpoints? 11

Introduction 14

Chapter 1 What Should Be the Role of the News Media?

Chapter Preface 19

1 Ignored Factchecks and the Media's Crisis of Conscience Brendan Nyhan 21

2 News Media Fact-Checking Can Be Selective and Biased James Toronto 27

3 News Media Fact-Checking Is Futile Jack Shafer 37

4 News Media Fact-Checking Is a Tool to Control Public Discourse Mark Hemingway 42

5 The News Media Must Do a Better Job of Informing the Public of Vital Global Developments Juan Cole 56

6 The News Media Should Celebrate Traditional Values Dan Gainor 67

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 73

Chapter 2 Are the News Media Biased?

Chapter Preface 75

1 The Dumbest Anchormen Jonah Goldberg 78

2 There Is a Conservative Media Bias John Merline 88

3 There Is No Significant Media Bias Paul Farhi 93

4 The Biased Media Is Trying to Influence Political Elections L. Brent Bozell III 99

5 Charges of Media Bias Are an Attempt to Influence Media Coverage Eric Alterman 104

6 A Partisan Media May Inspire Participation and Interest in Political Issues Paul Starr 111

7 A Partisan Media Adds to Government Dysfunction James L. Baughman 123

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 132

Chapter 3 How Do the Media Affect Society?

Chapter Preface 134

1 Movie Violence Chic Michael Massing 136

2 There Will Not Be Blood Charles Kenny 142

3 Media Consolidation Threatens Democracy and Free Speech Ziad El-Hady 149

4 Big Government, Not Big Media, Threatens Free Speech Don Watkins 155

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 160

Chapter 4 What Is the Future of Mass Media?

Chapter Preface 162

1 Social and Digital Media Are the New Mass Media 164

The Economist

2 Mobile Technology Is the Future of Media Richard Ting 169

3 Live Blogging Is Transforming Journalism Matt Wells 174

4 Twitter Is Transforming Journalism Jeff Jarvis 179

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 187

For Further Discussion 188

Organizations to Contact 190

Bibliography of Books 197

Index 200

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