The Media, 1st Edition

  • Series Name: Battleground Series
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  • ISBN-10: 1567207464
  • ISBN-13: 9781567207460
  • DDC: 302.23
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 1000 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released September 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

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There are many controversial aspects of today's media system, and this captivating encyclopedia examines the most significant topics currently being debated. Arranged alphabetically, approximately 100 entries cover background, definitions, notable programs, significant media events and their historical significance, and important future trends. Issues from sexuality to sensationalism, from surveillance to tabloid news, are covered here in an incisive and informative manner. Coverage of on-going developments and new media technologies combine with the work's timely subject matter to make this an especially relevant set.

Entries contain an array of thoughtful perspectives on current controversies, and allow readers to formulate their own conclusions. Topics include: Al-Jazeera; anonymous sources; the blogosphere; CNN, Fox, MSNBC, and cable talk; celebrity worship; censorship; conglomeration and media monopolies; fear-mongering; google books; homogenization; independent cinema; the iTunes effect; obscenity/indecency; leaks and national security; online pornography; politics and internet journalism; privacy & surveillance; product placement; propoganda; tabloid news; videogames; and violence. Entries also include further reading sources.

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Battleground Series

Focuses on one area of life - religion, politics, family life, education - and examines the approximately 100 issues that provoke, anger, challenge, and divide us.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Guide to Related Topics.
1: À La Carte Cable Pricing.
2: Advertising and Persuasion.
3: Al-Jazeera.
4: Alternative Media in the United States.
5: Anonymous Sources, Leaks, and National Security.
6: Audience Power To Resist.
7: Bias and Objectivity.
8: Blogosphere: Politics and Internet Journalism.
9: Body Image.
10: Bollywood and the Indian Diaspora.
11: Branding the Globe.
12: Cable Carriage Disputes.
13: Celebrity Worship and Fandom.
14: Children and Effects: From Sesame Street To Columbine.
15: Communication and Knowledge Labor.
16: Communication Rights in a Global Context.
17: Conglomeration and Media Monopolies.
18: Cultural Appropriation.
19: Cultural Imperialism and Hybridity.
20: Dating Shows.
21: Digital Divide.
22: Disabilities and the Media.
23: The DVD: Home Viewing of Movies Comes of Age.
24: Embedding Journalists: How Close Is Too Close?.
25: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered, and Queer Representations on TV.
26: Global Community Media.
27: Google Book Search.
28: Government Censorship and Freedom of Speech.
29: Hypercommercialism.
30: Independent Cinema: The Myth and Necessity of Distinction.
31: Innovation and Imitation in Commercial Media.
32: Internet and Its Radical Potential.
33: Islam and The Media.
34: The Itunes Effect.
35: Journalists in Peril.
36: Media and Citizenship.
37: Media and The Crisis of Values.
38: Media and Electoral Campaigns.
39: Media Literacy: Creating Better Citizens or Better Consumers?.
40: Media Reform.
41: Media Watch Groups.
42: Minority Media Ownership.
43: Mobile Media.
44: Narrative Power and Media Influence.
45: National Public Radio.
46: Nationalism and the Media.
47: Net Neutrality.
48: News Satire: Comedy Central and Beyond.