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Media and Society Seminars

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Works: 265 works in 605 publications in 1 language and 8,905 library holdings
Genres: Constitution  History 
Classifications: KF4550, 174
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Most widely held works by Media and Society Seminars
Ethics in America ( visu )
14 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 597 libraries worldwide
The 10 one-hour programs invite the viewer to struggle with real ethical dilemmas and to understand the process for the ethical decision-making
The Constitution, that delicate balance ( visu )
15 editions published between 1983 and 1988 in English and held by 425 libraries worldwide
Representatives of law, government, journalism, academia and other professions grapple with the tough choices required to put the Constitution into practice, and the difficulty of balancing the conflicting demands the Constitution honors. Each program starts with a hypothetical case, presented by the moderator, in which rights clash with responsibilities and the needs of the individual clash with those of society
Ethics in America : source reader ( Book )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 342 libraries worldwide
This provocative new series features nearly 100 well-known panelists who tackle highly-charged ethical issues involving loyalty, confidentiality, privacy, truthfulness, and personal ethics. In this series are headline cases from business, government, law, journalism, the military, or medicine that spotlight the moral dilemmas seen every day in the U.S.A
Ethics in America study guide by Lisa H Newton( Book )
3 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in English and held by 299 libraries worldwide
Anatomy of a hostile takeover ( visu )
12 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 260 libraries worldwide
Chief executives, attorneys, and journalists discuss the ethical problems of corporate mergers
To defend a killer ( visu )
10 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 256 libraries worldwide
A panel of American jurists and a philosopher discuss the ethics of criminal justice. The panelists discuss whether lawyers should defend people whom they they know to be guilty and how aggressive should the defense be. They also discuss where to draw the line when it comes to citizens taking matters into their own hands, deterrence versus rehabilitation, and society's right to retribution. Includes commentary by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, defense attorney Jack Litman, and philosopher John Smith of Yale
Truth on trial ( visu )
9 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 254 libraries worldwide
A panel of American jurists, a philosopher, and a newspaper editor discuss whether the purpose of a trial is to discover the truth, to achieve justice, or a means of carrying on a private dispute. They also consider whether the trial lawyer is responsible only to his client, or if he has a duty to the court, to the opposition, and to the public. Finally, they discuss what is owed to the public that is affected by the trial, but is not part of it. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, Judge Robert Merhige, attorneys Floyd Abrams and Stanley Chesley, philosopher John Smith, and others debate civil litigation's ethical dilemmas
Do unto others ( visu )
10 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 251 libraries worldwide
A panel of scholars, journalists, and leaders in government and public service discuss the ethical dimensions of personal relationships in our society
Does doctor know best ( visu )
7 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 242 libraries worldwide
A panel of medical experts discuss the ethics of doctor-patient relationships. Using the case of a young woman diagnosed as having cancer who subsequently becomes pregnant, the panelists discuss how much the patient should be told, who is in charge of selecting medical treatment, and whether doctors should allow their patients to commit suicide. Doctors from the National Cancer Institute and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center discuss controversies created by modern medicine with C. Everett Koop, journalist Ellen Goodman, and others
The Human experiment ( visu )
7 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 227 libraries worldwide
A panel of medical experts and a U.S. Supreme Court justice discuss the ethics of medical research. The panelists consider how competition for prizes and profits may lead to secrecy and lack of cooperation, the possibility that some tests may harm volunteers, and the need to test new drugs balanced against the needs of people desperate for treatment
Criminal justice and a defendant's right to a fair trial ( visu )
10 editions published between 1983 and 1988 in English and held by 215 libraries worldwide
Focuses on legal ethics and the Exclusionary Rule. A panel of prosecutors, law enforcement officials, mayors and journalists weigh the right of the accused to a fair trial against a society trying to control crime yet preserve individual freedoms. Includes commentary by Bronx district attorney Mario Merola, New York mayor Edward Koch, CBS News anchor Dan Rather and others
Public trust, private interest ( visu )
10 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 209 libraries worldwide
A panel of prominent Americans explore the concept of accountability and trust within government, between one official and another, and between government and the citizens it serves. The panelists are asked to consider the hypothetical case of a man whose career starts in the administrative branch and moves on to a position as a senator. When he has troubles early in his career who stands by him and what does he owe his superiors? When he casts votes in congress, is he the servant of the people or of his conscience?
That delicate balance II our Bill of Rights ( visu )
4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 202 libraries worldwide
Fred Friendly hosts 5 programs on the Bill of Rights and its effect on the United States
Under orders, under fire ( visu )
12 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 202 libraries worldwide
A panel of prominent Americans consider what course of action is demanded by loyalty to one's country. Each panelist is asked to respond to the following situation: You are the commander of a platoon under enemy fire and a soldier is trying to desert. What should you do? The panelists are also asked to discuss whether a soldier has the duty to follow orders no matter what
Immigration reform ( visu )
9 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in English and held by 187 libraries worldwide
Discussion of the large number of immigrants coming into the United States each year and the impact they are having in all sections of society. Discusses criteria for admitting foreigners into the United States, legal aliens' rights to Social Services, employer's responsibilities in hiring undocumented persons, and the rights of illegal aliens
National security and freedom of the press ( visu )
9 editions published between 1983 and 1988 in English and held by 168 libraries worldwide
As part of a telecourse on constitutional rights and public policy, explores the federal government's ability to conduct what it considers an effective foreign policy within a constitutional framework that demands a free, unfettered press
Crime and insanity ( visu )
9 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in English and held by 161 libraries worldwide
Is psychiatry precise enough to be allowed as testimony in a court of law? U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Irving Kaufman, Hastings Center President Willard Gaylin, and others discuss the use of psychiatry in law
Affirmative action versus reverse discrimination ( visu )
5 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in English and held by 158 libraries worldwide
This discussion deals with the issue of affirmative action and the contention that it fosters reverse discrimination in spite of the constitutional principle of equal protection under the law
Crime and punishments ( visu )
6 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in English and held by 157 libraries worldwide
Cruel and unusual punishment from overcrowding in prisons to the death penalty is debated
Politics, privacy, and the press ( visu )
6 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 150 libraries worldwide
A panel of prominent American journalists and politicians consider the ethics of privacy as it relates to public figures and the news media. The panelists are asked to consider the hypothetical case of a senator preparing to run for the presidency. What facts about the senator's private life will rule out his candidacy? How aggressively should the media look for past secrets? How close should the senator get to the media elite, and vice versa? Does political reporting, particularly when it focuses on private lives, do a service to the political process?
 
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Alternative Names
Columbia University. Graduate School of Journalism. Media and Society Seminars
Columbia University Seminars on Media and Society
Seminars on Media and Society
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