ERIC Number: ED079738
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
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Mass News: Practices, Controversies, and Alternatives.
Leroy, David J., Ed.; Sterling, Christopher H., Ed.
This selection of readings, primarily intended for a college journalism course, discusses the strengths and weaknesses of the major sources of the public news--the wire services, newspapers, and television. The first part of the book deals with the context of mass news and serves as an introduction to some of the crucial ideas shaping thinking about news and society. Part two focuses on the practice of mass news, discussing the news media bureaucracy and limitations in mass news. Part three discusses some of the controversies about mass news, such as censorship, portrayal of violence, political bias in reporting, and other issues. Part four discusses alternatives in mass news, under the headings of change by the government, change by the media, and change by the people. Part five presents a selected annotated bibliography of further readings. (DI)
Descriptors: Bureaucracy, Censorship, Communications, Freedom of Speech, Journalism, Mass Media, News Media, Newspapers, Press Opinion, Public Opinion, Publications, Racial Balance, Students, Telecommunications, Television, Violence
Prentice-Hall, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, N. J. 07632 ($8.95 cloth, $5.95 paper)
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