Battleground: The Media (Battleground Series) by Robin Andersen,Jonathan Gray

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By Robin Andersen,Jonathan Gray

There are many arguable facets of state-of-the-art media procedure, and this fascinating encyclopedia examines the main major of the themes at the moment being debated. prepared alphabetically, nearly a hundred entries disguise history, definitions, amazing courses, major media occasions and their old importance, and critical destiny developments. matters from sexuality to sensationalism, from surveillance to tabloid information, are coated the following in an incisive and informative demeanour. insurance of on-going advancements and new media applied sciences mix with the work's well timed subject material to make this a particularly appropriate set. a few of the issues coated comprise: Al-Jazeera; nameless resources; the blogosphere; CNN, Fox, MSNBC, and cable speak; superstar worship; censorship; conglomeration and media monopolies; fear-mongering; google books; homogenization; self sufficient cinema; the iTunes influence; obscenity/indecency; leaks and nationwide safety; on-line pornography; politics and web journalism; privateness & surveillance; product placement; propoganda; tabloid information; videogames; and violence. Entries additionally contain additional analyzing sources.

There are many debatable points of modern media procedure, and this fascinating encyclopedia examines the main major subject matters at the moment being debated. prepared alphabetically, nearly a hundred entries conceal historical past, definitions, outstanding courses, major media occasions and their old importance, and critical destiny traits. matters from sexuality to sensationalism, from surveillance to tabloid information, are coated the following in an incisive and informative demeanour. insurance of on-going advancements and new media applied sciences mix with the work's well timed subject material to make this an extremely correct set.

Entries comprise 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; big name worship; censorship; conglomeration and media monopolies; fear-mongering; google books; homogenization; autonomous cinema; the iTunes influence; obscenity/indecency; leaks and nationwide protection; on-line pornography; politics and web journalism; privateness & surveillance; product placement; propoganda; tabloid information; videogames; and violence. Entries additionally contain additional examining sources.

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