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Both girls and boys who watch a lot of violence on television are more likely to behave violently as young adults, according to a 15-year study by a social psychologist.
The consensus among the psychological community is that TV violence contributes to a more violent society.
The authors argue that, since 1975, the statistical magnitude of the link between media violence and aggression has been clearly positive and has increased over time.
This searchable database contains basic information on every radio and television station in America, as well as every cable television system and telephone company.
The emerging content distribution model on the broadband Internet could diminish the "equality of voice" that is a key characteristic of narrowband Internet.
This paper discusses the direct impact technical design decisions have on public policy concerns and ways to inject a public voice in the process.
This article made recommendations to the Clinton Admnistration and Congress to reject monitoring or secrecy measures that would infringe on civil liberties in cyberspace.
NOW with Bill Moyers regularly reports on media ownership and consolidation. NOW features stories on the history, up-to-date events and presents the political landscape of media policy.
View a timeline of media regulation.
In November 2002, the Future of Music Coalition released this well-researched and data-driven study of the effects of radio consolidation on citizens and musicians (150 pages).
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