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Author: Ray Eldon Hiebert
Publisher: New York : Longman, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Fourth editionView all editions and formats
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There can be no question that the media play an important role in our contemporary society. The fourth edition of Impact of Mass Media explores the issues surrounding the growing presence of mass media in our everyday lives by presenting arguments from contemporary leading thinkers, observers, and critics. This new edition features thought-provoking, new articles on topics such as diversity in the age of electronic  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ray Eldon Hiebert
ISBN: 0801331986 9780801331985
OCLC Number: 39291425
Description: ix, 482 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I. Changing mass media --
The growing power of mass media / Ray Eldon Hiebert --
The new TV : stop making sense / Mitchell Stephens --
Identity crisis of newspapers / Doug Underwood --
The age of multimedia and turbonews / Jim Willis --
Part II. Mass media and a changing world --
The global media giants / Robert W. McChesney --
Global mass media empires / Carl Bernstein --
Video killed the Red Star / Dave Rimmer --
TV once again unites the world in grief / Tom Shales --
Part III. Mass media and a changing America --
So many media, so little time / Richard Harwood --
Tuning out traditional news / Howard Kurtz --
Is TV ruining our children? / Richard Zoglin --
Crack and the box / Pete Hamill --
Part IV. Freedom and responsibility --
Reflections on the First Amendment / George E. Reedy --
Keeping the free press free / William Rentschler --
The totalitarianism of democratic media / Dave Berkman --
Stop making sense / Christopher Lasch --
Part V. Ethical values --
Are journalists people? / James Fallows --
Methods of media manipulation / Michael Parenti --
Photographs that lie / J.D. Lasica --
Where we went wrong / Jules Witcover --
Part VI. Profit versus service --
The empire strikes / Ben Bagdikian --
Cutting out the heart and soul of newspapers / Sally Lehman --
Profit and quality are inseparable / Leading newspaper CEOs --
Learning to love lower profits / Philip Meyer --
Part VII. Public relations : manipulating mass media --
The manufacture of opinion / Scott M. Cutlip --
Is the press any match for Powerhouse PR? / Alicia Mundy --
The CEO and the reporter / Harold Burson --
Big Brother gets wired : the dark side of the Internet / John Stauber and Sheldon Rampton --
Part VIII. Advertising : manipulating the public --
Cigarettes under fire / Richard W. Pollay --
Rock 'til they drop : tunes, teens, and tobacco / William Novelli --
The squeeze / Russ Baker --
Woolly times on the web / Robin Goldwyn Blumenthal --
Part IX. Sex, crime, and violence --
Growing up violent / David S. Barry --
Armageddon-Live at 6! / Larry Platt --
What you see is what you think / Diana Workman --
The V-chip story / Mary Ann Banta --
Part X. Politics --
No business like show business / Elliot Carlson --
The phantom liberal / Justin Lewis, Michael Morgan, Sut Jhally --
The alienated American voter : are the news media to blame/ / Richard Harwood --
The electronic republic / Lawrence K. Grossman --
Part XI. Government --
The art of bulldogging presidents / Sam Donaldson --
The media may devour democracy / George J. Mitchell --
Government secrecy : easy, dangerous, and undemocratic / Jessica Mathews --
News of the Congress by the Congress / Mary Collins --
Part XII. War and the military --
Mass media as weapons of modern warfare / Ray Eldon Hiebert --
The Pentagon position on mass media / Pete Williams --
Missed story syndrome / Kate McKenna --
The video vise in the Bosnia War / Michael Beschloss --
Part XIII. Minorities --
Advocating diversity in an age of electronic news / Felix Gutierrez --
Black on Black / Jim Strader --
Bad news for Hispanics / Michele A. Heller --
A TV generation is seeing beyond color / Nancy Hass --
Part XIV. Women, men, and children --
We've come a long way, maybe / Kay Mills --
Is it just me, or do all these women look like Barbie? / Sheila Gibbons --
Media myths and men's work / Ian Harris --
Boob tube and children's brain drain / Don Oldenburg --
Part XV. Mass culture --
"New news" and a war of cultures / Bill Moyers --
The cultural elite / Jonathan Alter --
Are we witnessing the slow death of culture? / Hal Crowther --
The fragmenting of America / Robert J. Samuelson --
Part XVI. Technology and the future --
Worst is yet to come / Ted Koppel --
New journalist / Carl Sessions Stepp --
Threat and the promise / Peter F. Eder --
The media in 2045 --
not a forecast, but a dream / Claude-Jean Bertrand.
Responsibility: edited by Ray Eldon Hiebert.

Abstract:

There can be no question that the media play an important role in our contemporary society. The fourth edition of Impact of Mass Media explores the issues surrounding the growing presence of mass media in our everyday lives by presenting arguments from contemporary leading thinkers, observers, and critics. This new edition features thought-provoking, new articles on topics such as diversity in the age of electronic news, global media giants, government secrecy, and the slow death of culture. By providing a balanced approach for examining the effects of media on current issues, Hiebert lets students decide for themselves how mass media can be manipulated and how mass media manipulate the public.

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