Blogs (Book, 2008) [University of Maryland, College Park]
skip to content
Blogs Preview this item
ClosePreview this item

Blogs

Author: Sylvia Engdahl
Publisher: Detroit : Greenhaven Press/Gale, ©2008.
Series: Current controversies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Essays debate whether blogs are of value to the public, have significant impact on American politics, and how they affect American culture.
Getting this item's online copy... Getting this item's online copy...

Find a copy in the library

Getting this item's location and availability... Getting this item's location and availability...

WorldCat

Find it in libraries globally
Worldwide libraries own this item

Details

Genre/Form: Young adult literature
Young adult nonfiction
Literature
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sylvia Engdahl
ISBN: 9780737739541 0737739541 9780737739558 073773955X
OCLC Number: 191317846
Description: 219 pages ; 23 cm.
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.
Series Title: Current controversies.
Responsibility: Sylvia Engdahl, book editor.

Abstract:

Essays debate whether blogs are of value to the public, have significant impact on American politics, and how they affect American culture.
Retrieving notes about this item Retrieving notes about this item

Reviews

User-contributed reviews

Tags

All user tags (20)

View most popular tags as: tag list | tag cloud

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.