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Blogs / Sylvia Engdahl, book editor
Detroit : Greenhaven Press/Gale, c2008
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 SOE Curriuclum Lab, Rm 267  CL j920 BLO    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Blogs -- Social aspects -- United States -- Juvenile literature
Blogs -- Political aspects -- United States -- Juvenile literature
Online journalism -- United States -- Juvenile literature
Freedom of speech -- United States -- Juvenile literature
Blogs -- Moral and ethical aspects -- United States -- Juvenile literature
Physical Description 219 p. ; 23 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 206-211) and index
Contents Ch. 1 Are blogs of value to the public? -- Yes : blogs serve the public in ways conventional media do not -- Blogs give citizens a platform / Richard A. Posner -- Blogs keep watch over the mainstream media / Daniel W. Drezner and Henry Farrell -- Blogs provide firsthand information about the war in Iraq / Nikki Schwab -- No : blogs offer nothing important to the public at large -- Amateur journalists' blogs spread misinformation / Andrew Keen -- Most blogs reach only small, specialized audiences / Nicholas Lemann -- Blogging results in instant obsolescence / Trevor Butterworth -- Ch. 2 Do blogs have significant impact on American politics? -- Yes : blogs have become indispensable to political campaigns -- Blogging is a major development in the future of politics / Biz Stone -- Blogs are a critical part of political commentary / Carla Marinucci -- The future will not be unblogged / David D. Perlmutter -- No : blogs do not affect the outcome of elections -- Blogs lack the depth of print journalism / George Packer -- Specific blogs reach only small segments of the population / Byron York
Ch. 3 How are blogs affecting American culture? -- Overview : the impact of blogging / Robbie Allen -- Blogging significantly influences mainstream journalism / Rebecca MacKinnon -- Blogging has replaced the common culture with subcultures / Terry Teachout -- Blogs provide responses to community issues / Craig Colgan -- Blogs can impact grassroots politics / Lakshmi Chaudhry -- Amateur detectives use blogs to investigate crime / Laura Bauer -- Ch. 4 What ethical and legal issues are raised by blogs? -- Sexual threats stifle some female bloggers / Ellen Nakashima -- Blogging may lead to a change in libel laws / Laura Parker -- Free speech in blogs may be restricted by employers / Jonathan A. Segal -- Students have the right to blog / Electronic Frontier Foundation -- Blogs can be used as evidence in court cases / Chris W. McCarty -- There should be rules when bloggers are paid for endorsements / J.D. Lasica
Summary Essays debate whether blogs are of value to the public, have significant impact on American politics, and how they affect American culture
Series Current controversies
SOE Curriculum Lab
Alternate Author Engdahl, Sylvia

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