ERIC Number: ED069123
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
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Survey of Broadcast Journalism 1970-1971: A State of Siege.
Barrett, Marvin, Ed.
The major topic is the running battle between news media and the government, as reflected in documentary exposes like "The Selling of the Pentagon,""Migrant," and "Banks and the Poor." The best examples of broadcast journalism during the year are reviewed, along with the response they got from the press, the government, and the public. These documentaries point up the pressure public television is under from the government and contributors and that commercial television is under from advertisers not to show "sensitive" subjects. A chapter is devoted to recent developments in cable television. Three supplementary essays discuss the inevitable bias of television, gaining access to media as a result of the fairness doctrine, and women on the air. The text of "The Selling of the President" is included. (JK)
Descriptors: Broadcast Industry, Cable Television, Commercial Television, Documentaries, Feminism, Government Role, Journalism, News Media, Press Opinion, Public Television, Television
Grosset and Dunlap, Inc., 51 Madison Avenue, New York, N. Y. 10010 ($1.95)
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Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY.