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Issues in Media
Selections from CQ Researcher

Fourth Edition (Revised Edition)


October 2018 | 480 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. How can instructors best engage students on these crucial issues?  We feel that students need objective, yet provocative, examinations of these issues to understand how they affect citizens today and will for years to come.  This collection aims to promote in-depth discussion, facilitate further research, and help readers formulate their own positions on crucial issues. Get your students talking inside and outside the classroom about Issues in Media.

            This fourth edition of Issues in Media includes fourteen up-to-date reports by CQ Researcher, an award-winning weekly policy brief that brings complicated issues down to earth.  Each report chronicles and analyzes the background, current situation and future outlook of a policy issue or societal topic. This collection covers a range of issues found in most mass communication and media literacy courses. 

 
Chapter 1: Privacy and the Internet
Background  
Current Situation  
Outlook: Growing Threats?  
 
Chapter 2: The Fight Over Net Neutrality
Background  
Current Situation  
Outlook: Continuing Battle  
 
Chapter 3: Diversity in Hollywood
Background  
Current Situation  
Outlook: Turning Point  
 
Chapter 4: Technology Addiction
Background  
Current Situation  
Outlook: A Growing Problem  
 
Chapter 5: Trust in Media
Background  
Current Situation  
Outlook: Unpleasant Truths  
 
Chapter 6: Social Media Explosion
Background  
Current Situation  
Outlook: Changing Expectations?  
 
Chapter 7: Internet and Social Media
Are Enough Safeguards in Place?  
 
Chapter 8: Social Media and Politics
Background  
Current Situation  
Outlook: Creative Approaches  
 
Chapter 9: Internet Regulation
Background  
Current Situation  
Outlook: Continuing Battles  
 
Chapter 10: Internet and Media
Would a Two-Tiered Internet Hurt Customers?  
 
Chapter 11: Big Data and Privacy
Background  
Current Situation  
Outlook: 'Internet of Things'  
 
Chapter 12: Media Violence
Background  
Current Situation  
Outlook: Debate Rages On  
 
Chapter 13: Digital Journalism
Background  
Current Situation  
Outlook: 'Golden Age'?  
 
Chapter 14: Media Bias
Background  
Current Situation  
Outlook: Dizzying Changes  
 
Chapter 15: Free Speech at Risk
Background  
Current Situation  
Outlook: Shame, Not Laws?  

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