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Media/History/Society offers a cultural history of media in the United States, shifting the lens of media history from media developments and evolution to a focus on changes in culture and society, emphasizing how media shaped and were shaped by these trends, policies, and cultural shifts. Covers the topics that instructors want to teach Provides a timely and relevant culturally determined perspective on media history in American society Organized thematically rather than chronologically Links history to contemporary issues, setting journalism into a broader historical context Includes alternate table of contents, discussion questions, an instructor's manual, and sample exams
Janet M. Cramer is Associate Professor of Communication and Journalism at the University of New Mexico-Albuquerque.
Table of Contents
Introduction: The Media/Society Relationship in Historical Perspective
Media and Government
The First Amendment
Press Freedom in Wartime
Contemporary Challenges and Ongoing Debates
Media and Commerce
The Market Model and the Penny Press
Media as a Business Institution
The Entertainment Revolution
Media and Community
Social Responsibility and the Media
Media and Cultural Identity
Media and You
Timeline of Critical Events Relative to Media History
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