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Issues in Media
Selections from CQ Researcher

Fourth Edition (Revised Edition)


October 2018 | 360 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

What is the future of television? Do social media and big data threaten privacy rights? Do children have too much access to violent media content? Is reporting on global conflict worth the risk? These questions—and many more—are at the heart of today’s media landscape.

Written by award-winning CQ Researcher journalists, this collection of non-partisan reports focuses on fifteen hot-button issues impacting the media. With reports ranging from the fight over net neutrality to social media and politics, Issues in Media promotes in-depth discussion, facilitates further research, and helps readers formulate their own positions on crucial issues. And because it’s CQ Researcher, the reports are expertly researched and written, presenting readers with all sides of an issue.

Key Features:

  • Chapters follow a consistent organization, beginning with a summary of the issue, then exploring a number of key questions around the issue, next offering background to put the issue into current context, and concluding with a look ahead.
  • A pro/con debate box in every chapter offer readers the opportunity to critically analyze and discuss the issues by exploring a debate between two experts in the field.
  • All issues include a chronology, a bibliography, photos, charts, and figures to offer readers a more complete picture of the issue at hand.


 
ANNOTATED CONTENTS
 
PREFACE
 
CONTRIBUTORS
 
1. Privacy and the Internet
Background  
Current Situation  
Outlook: Growing Threats?  
Notes  
Bibliography  
 
2. The Fight Over Net Neutrality
Background  
Current Situation  
Outlook: Continuing Battle  
Notes  
Bibliography  
 
3. Diversity in Hollywood
Background  
Current Situation  
Outlook: Turning Point  
Notes  
Bibliography  
 
4. Technology Addiction
Background  
Current Situation  
Outlook: A Growing Problem  
Notes  
Bibliography  
 
5. Trust in Media
Background  
Current Situation  
Outlook: Unpleasant Truths  
Notes  
Bibliography  
 
6. Social Media Explosion
Background  
Current Situation  
Outlook: Changing Expectations?  
Notes  
Bibliography  
 
7. Internet and Social Media
Notes  
 
8. Social Media and Politics
Background  
Current situation  
Outlook: Creative Approaches  
Notes  
Bibliography  
 
9. Internet Regulation
Background  
Current Situation  
Outlook: Continuing Battles  
Notes  
Bibliography  
 
10. Internet and Media
Notes  
 
11. Big Data and Privacy
Background  
Current Situation  
Outlook: ‘Internet of Things’  
Notes  
Bibliography  
 
12. Media Violence
Background  
Current Situation  
Outlook: Debate Rages On  
Notes  
Bibliography  
 
13. Digital Journalism
Background  
Current Situation  
Outlook: “Golden Age”?  
Notes  
Bibliography  
 
14. Media Bias
Background  
Current Situation  
Outlook: Dizzying Changes  
Notes  
Bibliography  
 
15. Free Speech at Risk
Background  
Current Situation  
Outlook: Shame, Not Laws?  
Notes  
Bibliography  
Key features
KEY FEATURES:
  • Chapters follow a consistent organization, beginning with a summary of the issue, then exploring a number of key questions around the issue, next offering background to put the issue into current context, and concluding with a look ahead.
  • A pro/con debate box in every chapter offer readers the opportunity to critically analyze and discuss the issues by exploring a debate between two experts in the field.
  • All issues include a chronology, a bibliography, photos, charts, and figures to offer readers a more complete picture of the issue at hand.


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