|aMedia/history/society :|ba cultural history of U.S. media /|cby Janet M. Cramer.
|aMalden, MA :|bWiley-Blackwell,|c2009.
|axv, 280 p. :|bill. ;|c24 cm.
|aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
|aIntroduction: The media/society relationship in historical perspective -- Media and government. The First Amendment ; Press freedom in wartime ; Contemporary challenges and ongoing debates -- Media and commerce. The market model and the penny press ; Media as a business institution ; The entertainment revolution -- Media and community. Social responsibility and the media ; Alternative media ; Media and cultural identity -- Conclusion. Media and you -- Timeline of critical events relative to media history.