Battleground: the media (2 Volumes Set) by Robin Andersen, Jonathan Alan Gray

By Robin Andersen, Jonathan Alan Gray

There are various debatable elements of latest media process, and this eye-catching encyclopedia examines the main major of the subjects at present being debated. prepared alphabetically, nearly a hundred entries disguise heritage, definitions, impressive courses, major media occasions and their ancient importance, and significant destiny developments. concerns from sexuality to sensationalism, from surveillance to tabloid information, are coated the following in an incisive and informative demeanour. assurance of on-going advancements and new media applied sciences mix with the work's well timed subject material to make this a particularly correct set. many of the subject matters lined comprise: Al-Jazeera; nameless assets; the blogosphere; CNN, Fox, MSNBC, and cable speak; star worship; censorship; conglomeration and media monopolies; fear-mongering; google books; homogenization; autonomous cinema; the iTunes impression; obscenity/indecency; leaks and nationwide defense; on-line pornography; politics and net journalism; privateness & surveillance; product placement; propoganda; tabloid information; videogames; and violence. Entries additionally contain extra analyzing sources.There are many arguable elements of brand new media process, and this beautiful encyclopedia examines the main major themes at present being debated. prepared alphabetically, nearly a hundred entries hide heritage, definitions, impressive courses, major media occasions and their ancient value, and critical destiny traits. matters from sexuality to sensationalism, from surveillance to tabloid information, are lined right here in an incisive and informative demeanour. assurance of on-going advancements and new media applied sciences mix with the work's well timed subject material to make this a particularly proper set.Entries include an array of considerate views on present controversies, and make allowance readers to formulate their very own conclusions. issues comprise: Al-Jazeera; nameless assets; the blogosphere; CNN, Fox, MSNBC, and cable speak; superstar worship; censorship; conglomeration and media monopolies; fear-mongering; google books; homogenization; self reliant cinema; the iTunes influence; obscenity/indecency; leaks and nationwide defense; on-line pornography; politics and net journalism; privateness & surveillance; product placement; propoganda; tabloid information; videogames; and violence. Entries additionally comprise extra interpreting assets.

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It has employed several high-profile Western journalists, including British talk host and interviewer David Frost, former “Nightline” correspondent Dave Marash, and Josh Rushing, the ex-Marine best known for his lead role in the critically acclaimed 2004 documentary about Al-Jazeera called Control Room. A pressing question regarding Al-Jazeera International is: What kind of identity and market niche will the new network establish for itself? ” AJI “opened with an in-depth review of the humanitarian crisis in Gaza, followed by another on Darfur.

In the 1960s “underground” newspapers flourished with antiwar voices and iconoclastic comic artists such as R. Crumb. These papers grew out of the civil rights movement, in which newspapers by the Black Panthers and others were key tools, educating and mobilizing like-minded supporters for often militant actions that challenged racism. Earlier in the century, antiwar voices had been published in a magazine called The Masses, which included art by the “Ashcan School” of painting—including William Glackens and John Sloan—and writers John Reed and Max Eastman, among others.

Public Interest Set-Aside Direct Satellite Broadcasting (DBS) is one arena to have developed a “public interest” set-aside. DBS can provide the sort of channel choice that cable provides via satellite. It is the only programming available in many rural areas where cable lines are not cost-effective. In the late 1990s, when DBS systems were being marketed around the country, organizations such as the Consumer Federation and the Instructional Telecommunications Foundation lobbied to make sure that some sort of public “payback” would be required from these systems.

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