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From Watergate to Monicagate Ten Controversies in Modern Journalism and Media

ISBN-10: 0313311633

ISBN-13: 9780313311635

Edition: 2001

Authors: Herbert N. Foerstel

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Students of media, journalism, and social issues classes will use this book to identify the ten most controversial issues facing the media profession today. Topics include the ever-increasing monopolistic control of the media by conglomerates, tabloid journalism and its impact on the news and plagiarism. Foerstel presents the history of each controversy, important media personalities, and relevant legislation. Students can examine the current status of the controversy and apply critical thinking skills to make predictions on possible future outcomes. From the paparazzi to Internet censorship, Foerstel highlights significant controversy in modern journalism and the media, specifically noting recent public outcry over the press' abuse of the private lives of celebrities, including the death of Princess Diana, and problems with plagiarism and the excessive use of anonymous sources. Perhaps the most controversial of all media subjects--the battle over First Amendment rights on the electronic frontier of the Internet--is discussed in depth. With the detail Foerstel offers, students receive an up-to-date look at the struggle between those who advocate censorship of material they deem "harmful to minors" and those who defend intellectual freedom.
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Book details

List price: $74.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, LLC
Publication date: 6/30/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 6.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

HERBERT N. FOERSTEL is the former Head of Branch Libraries at the University of Maryland, board member of the Freedom to Read Foundation, and editor of Maryland Library Association's newspaper. He is the author of many books on free press issues, including Refuge of a Scoundrel: The Patriot Act in Libraries (Libraries Unlimited, 2004), Banned in the U.S.A.: A Reference Guide to Book Censorship in Schools and Public Libraries (Greenwood Press, 2002), From Watergate to Monicagate: Ten Controversies in Modern Journalism and Media (Greenwood Press, 2001), Freedom of Information and the Right to Know (Greenwood Press, 1999), Banned in the Media: A Reference Guide to Censorship in the Press, Motion Pictures, Broadcasting, and the Internet (Greenwood Press, 1998), Free Expression and Censorship in America: An Encyclopedia (Greenwood Press, 1997), and Surveillance in the Stacks: The FBI's Library Awareness Program (Greenwood Press, 1991).

Introduction
Monopolistic Control of Journalism
Public Relations and the News
Spies in the Media
Press Controls in Time of War
The Growing Influence of Tabloid Journalism
The Paparazzi: Feeding the Public's Appetite for Celebrities
From Plagiarism to Polemics
Anonymous Sources and the Reporter's Privilege
Pacifying the Internet's Electronic Frontier
Microradio's Challenge to Spectrum Scarcity
Selected Bibliography
Index