By Herbert N. Foerstel
From colonial occasions to the current, the media in the US has been topic to censorship demanding situations and rules. This complete reference consultant to media censorship offers in-depth insurance of every media format―newspapers, magazines, films, radio, tv, and the Internet―all of that have been, and remain, battlegrounds for First modification concerns. every one media structure is tested in-depth, from its origins and background via its smooth improvement, and lines dialogue of landmark incidents and instances. Foerstel, writer of Banned within the U.S.A., the acclaimed reference consultant to publication censorship in faculties and public libraries, bargains a quick historical past of media censorship, examines in-depth the drama of 7 landmark incidents, and contains 31 appropriate complaints. Complementing the quantity are own interviews with renowned sufferers of media censorship, who supply human voice to the fight of the media to stay unfastened, and an exam of censorship of the scholar press.
Fascinating examples of media censorship abound, from Peter Zenger's prerevolutionary trial for seditious libel to the fashionable tobacco industry's invocation of tortious interference to silence tv information and the present rash of net censorship incidents. bankruptcy 1 bargains a quick historical past of censorship of every of the media forms. bankruptcy 2 positive factors indepth research of 7 landmark media censorship incidents: the trial of John Peter Zenger, H. L. Mencken and the hatrack case, John Henry Faulk and the radio blacklist, innovative magazine's expos^D'e at the H-bomb mystery, govt labeling of 3 documentary motion pictures as political propaganda, television's tobacco wars, and Carnegie Mellon's try and censor scholars' entry to the net. bankruptcy three examines 31 media censorship proceedings from 1735 to 1997. bankruptcy four good points specific interviews with media figures excited about censorship concerns or cases―Paul Jarrico, Howard Morland, Peter Sussman, Daniel Schorr, Walter Cronkite, and Jerry Berman. Appendix A takes a glance at censorship and reaction in regards to the scholar press through the Nineteen Nineties, after the landmark Hazelwood selection in 1988―an very important subject for college students in each highschool. Appendix B incorporates a source checklist of media advocacy and censorship agencies. a particular bibliography of books and digital assets completes the textual content. This quantity is of curiosity to highschool and school scholars, academics, librarians and students, and all people who find themselves tormented by those the most important First modification issues.