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Viewer Discretion Advised: Taking Control of Mass Media Influences (Hardback)
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Viewer Discretion Advised: Taking Control of Mass Media Influences (Hardback)

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Hardback 172 Pages / Published: 19/04/2007
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Viewer Discretion Advised shows where our media has gone wrong and what we can do about it. Established media critic Jeffrey McCall illustrates the problems with much of contemporary media content, why it is this way, how to better manage children's media use, how to become more critical audience members, and more. It also includes a helpful chapter on how readers can actively challenge media companies. Stop complaining about media content_change it!

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742555198
Number of pages: 172
Weight: 331 g
Dimensions: 228 x 149 x 18 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
In Viewer Discretion Advised Jeffrey McCall gets right to the heart of why the mass media are of such concern to so many people. He illuminates the controversial issues of media sex, superficial news, a media-hijacked political system, lack of protection for children, and the limits of First Amendment protections of speech. McCall writes with a clear, engaging style so that everyone can read this intriguing book-and everyone should read it. -- W. James Potter, University of California, Santa Barbara; author, Media Literacy and The 11 Myths of Media Violence
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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