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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?|
|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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