Media Issues: Point/Counterpoint provides thought-provoking analyses of the most important issues facing the media today.
One of its distinguishing features is its balanced approach to analyzing today’s controversial topics. Each chapter presents the opposing arguments on each side of each issue in a fair, thoughtful manner. The approach is a much better way to learn about issues than is a one-sided view reflecting the author’s bias.
1 ‘Let Us Reason Together ’
2 Media Self-Criticism
3 How Powerful Are the Media?
4 News Media and American Democracy
5 Public Journalism
6 Concentration of Media Ownership
7 Government Funding of Journalism
8 Terrorism and the Media
9 The Media in Wartime
10 Political Bias
11 Objectivity — Ideal or Unreal?
12 Political Correctness
13 Gender Stereotypes in Sports Media
14 Giving Readers What They Want or Need?
15 Tabloid Journalism
16 Television News: Good or Bad?
17 Conflict as a News Value
18 Coverage of Crime
19 Media and Politicians’ Privacy
20 Anonymous Sources
21 Checkbook Journalism
22 Narrative in News Writing
23 The Techno-Savvy Journalist
24 Social Media and the News