9780078049989

Taking Sides: Clashing Views in Mass Media and Society

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  • ISBN13:

    9780078049989

  • ISBN10:

    0078049989

  • Edition: 11th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2/23/2010
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Dushkin
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Summary

Taking Sides volumes present current controversial issues in a debate-style format designed to stimulate student interest and develop critical thinking skills. Each issue is thoughtfully framed with an issue summary, an issue introduction, and a postscript or challenge questions.

Taking Sides readers feature an annotated listing of selected World Wide Web sites. An online Instructor’s Resource Guide with testing material is available for each volume. Using Taking Sides in the Classroom is also an excellent instructor resource.

Table of Contents

Media and Social Issues
Are American Values Shaped by the Mass Media?
Are Harry Potter Books Harmful for Children?
Do Media Represent Realistic Images of Arabs?
Do Media Cause Individuals to Develop Negative Body Images?
A Question of Content
Do Video Games Encourage Violent Behavior?
Do Copyright Laws Protect Ownership of Intellectual Property?
Is Advertising Good for Society?
News and Politics
Can Media Regain Public Trust?
Does Fake News Mislead the Public?
Will Evolving Forms of Journalism Be an Improvement?
Law and Policy
Should the Public Support Freedom of the Press?
Is Hate Speech in the Media Directly Affecting Our Culture?
Has Industry Regulation Controlled Indecent Media Content?
Media Business
Can the Independent Musical Artist Thrive in Today's Music Business?
Should Newspapers Shut Down Their Presses?
Do New Business Models Result in Greater Consumer Choice of Products and Ideas?
Life in the Digital Age
Are Online Services Responsible for an Increase in Bullying and Harassment?
Are People Better Informed in the Information Society?
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