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!
Jeffrey McCall is a media studies professor at DePauw University. He is also a contributing op-ed columnist on contemporary media issues. His columns have been published in a number of newspapers. He is a widely quoted media observer and critic, having been interviewed and quoted by over 75 newspapers, including the Los Angeles Times, Newsday, Christian Science Monitor, and others. He has also made a number of appearances on radio and television shows.
Chapter 1 1 Media Awareness for All Chapter 2 2 Getting to Know the First Amendment Chapter 3 3 Sex, Skin, and Swearing Chapter 4 4 This Is Not News Chapter 5 5 Television News or MTV? Chapter 6 6 Packaged Politics Chapter 7 7 Media-Saturated Kids Chapter 8 8 Big Media, Little Responsibility Chapter 9 9 How You Can Fight Back-Today