Can the Internet fill the reporting gaps caused by the decline of newspapers? Should bloggers have the same rights and priviledges as reporters? Will traditional print books disappear from the marketplace? These are just a sampling of the important, provocative questions in this new reader, sure to lay needed groundwork and spark lively classroom discussion.
For current coverage of controversial and important issues centering on media, look to the balanced reporting, complete overviews and engaging writing that CQ Researcher has consistently provided for more than eighty years. This brief reader allows students to see the links between media, culture, business and politics, and an opportunity to view the issues from all sides while giving them a window into the linkages between media, culture, business, and politics. In addition, useful pedagogical features—pro/con pieces, graphs, tables, photos, suggested readings, and bibliographies—advance critical thinking and help in study and review.