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Resources on the role of media in the United States, with an emphasis on news media

Overviews of the U.S. Media

  • An Unfettered Press
    Information on the role and responsibilities of the press in the United States.

  • The Media
    Reviews the importance of the media in America's early democracy.

  • The Media and Their Messages
    Chapter 12 of "Portrait of America" provides a summary of the beginnings of the American media and how it has developed over the years.

  • Media Emerging
    An electronic journal describing how innovations in information technologies are changing the traditional interactions between the public and the media.

  • The Media and Society
    The third in a series of articles by Fredric A. Emmert exploring the media of the United States. This installment covers press freedom and regulation, journalism ethics and training, and ethnic broadcasting.

  • Meeting the Media
    U.S. Air Force Public Affairs Center of Excellence report written to help the military interact with the press.

  • The Media's Role in Changing the Face of U.S. Courts
    A discussion on the growing interaction between media and the courts.

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