Will the Internet kill television?

Does indecency over the airwaves undermine American society?

Is the U.S. media industry too consolidated?

These questions provide just a sampling of the important, provocative issues addressed in this new reader, sure to lay needed groundwork and spark lively classroom discussion.

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