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|Material Type:||Juvenile audience, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
|ISBN:||9780737739541 0737739541 9780737739558 073773955X|
|Description:||219 p. ; 23 cm.|
|Contents:||Ch. 1 Are blogs of value to the public? --
Yes : blogs serve the public in ways conventional media do not --
Blogs give citizens a platform / Richard A. Posner --
Blogs keep watch over the mainstream media / Daniel W. Drezner and Henry Farrell --
Blogs provide firsthand information about the war in Iraq / Nikki Schwab --
No : blogs offer nothing important to the public at large --
Amateur journalists' blogs spread misinformation / Andrew Keen --
Most blogs reach only small, specialized audiences / Nicholas Lemann --
Blogging results in instant obsolescence / Trevor Butterworth --
Ch. 2 Do blogs have significant impact on American politics? --
Yes : blogs have become indispensable to political campaigns --
Blogging is a major development in the future of politics / Biz Stone --
Blogs are a critical part of political commentary / Carla Marinucci --
The future will not be unblogged / David D. Perlmutter --
No : blogs do not affect the outcome of elections --
Blogs lack the depth of print journalism / George Packer --
Specific blogs reach only small segments of the population / Byron York. Ch. 3 How are blogs affecting American culture? --
Overview : the impact of blogging / Robbie Allen --
Blogging significantly influences mainstream journalism / Rebecca MacKinnon --
Blogging has replaced the common culture with subcultures / Terry Teachout --
Blogs provide responses to community issues / Craig Colgan --
Blogs can impact grassroots politics / Lakshmi Chaudhry --
Amateur detectives use blogs to investigate crime / Laura Bauer --
Ch. 4 What ethical and legal issues are raised by blogs? --
Sexual threats stifle some female bloggers / Ellen Nakashima --
Blogging may lead to a change in libel laws / Laura Parker --
Free speech in blogs may be restricted by employers / Jonathan A. Segal --
Students have the right to blog / Electronic Frontier Foundation --
Blogs can be used as evidence in court cases / Chris W. McCarty --
There should be rules when bloggers are paid for endorsements / J.D. Lasica.
|Series Title:||Current controversies.|
|Responsibility:||Sylvia Engdahl, book editor.|
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