Viewer Discretion Advised: Taking Control of Mass Media Influences (Hardback)Jeffrey M. McCall (author)
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Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Number of pages: 172
Weight: 331 g
Dimensions: 228 x 149 x 18 mm
Jeff McCall's searing book raises painful issues that we all-as Americans, as journalists, and as consumers of mass media-should be examining and for which we should be demanding answers and change. Though I disagree personally and professionally with important parts of his analysis, I applaud his journey into my world and the spotlight of his challenging questions. -- John McWethy, former National Security Correspondent, ABC News
McCall offers practical advice on how Americans can insist on more responsible media and better control of their own viewing habits and those of their children. * Booklist *
Highly recommended. All readers; all levels. * CHOICE *
A combination of a plea for media literary/education and a set of elements for such a course, Viewer Discretion Advised presents a good deal of information about the mass media in the United States... * Communication Research Trends *
McCall offers analysis of media elements from the First Amendment to the Advent of video news releases. He explores shortcomings in television from the level of sex and violence in programming to the paucity of serious coverage of social issues or political campaigns. . . . Offers practical advice on how Americans can insist on more repsonsible media and better control their own viewing habits and those of their children. * CHOICE *
Article by author -- Jeffrey M. McCall, 29 Nov 2009 * The Hartford Courant *
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