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Title Advocacy groups and the entertainment industry / Michael Suman, senior editor, Gabriel Rossman, assistant editor ; prepared under the auspices of the Center for Communication Policy, University of California, Los Angeles.

Published Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2000.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  302.23 ADVO    AVAILABLE
Physical description xii, 177 pages ; 24 cm
Notes UCLA Center for Communication Policy, along with the American Cinema Foundation and the Center for the Study of Popular Culture, hosted a conference on Advocacy Groups and the Entertainment Industry on Feb. 9, 1997.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [159]-161) and index.
Contents 1. Harvard Alcohol Project: Promoting the "Designated Driver" / Jay A. Winsten 3 -- 2. Principles for Effective Advocacy from the Founder of Action for Children's Television / Peggy Charren 9 -- 3. Using Soap Operas to Confront the World's Population Problem / Irwin Sonny Fox 13 -- 4. A Catholic Look at the Entertainment Industry / William A. Donohue 19 -- 5. Proactive Strategy of GLAAD / William Horn, Gabriel Rossman 23 -- 6. Strategies of the Media Action Network for Asian Americans / Guy Aoki 29 -- 7. How Church Advocacy Groups Fostered the Golden Age of Hollywood / Ted Baehr 37 -- 8. Influencing Media Content Through the Legal System: A Less Than Perfect Solution for Advocacy Groups / Rex S. Heinke, Michelle H. Tremain 43 -- 9. Public Policy Advocacy: Truant Independent Producers in a Federal City Fixated on a "Values Agenda" / Mickey R. Gardner 53 -- 10. Gatekeeping in the Neo-Network Era / Michael Curtin 65 -- 11. What Is an Advocacy Group, Anyway? / Thomas Streeter 77 -- 12. Hostile and Cooperative Advocacy / Gabriel Rossman 85 -- 13. Advocacy Groups in the Age of Audience Fragmentation: Thoughts on a New Strategy / Robert Pekurny 105 -- 14. Interest Groups and Public Debate / Michael Suman 115 -- 15. Advocacy Groups Confront CBS: Problems or Opportunities? / Carol Altieri 125 -- 16. Dealing with Advocacy Groups at ABC / Alfred R. Schneider 131 -- 17. Television and Pressure Groups: Balancing the Bland / Lionel Chetwynd 139 -- 18. A Millenarian View of Artists and Audiences / Nicholas Johnson 145.
Summary Examines how advocacy groups influence the entertainment industry and what effect this has on American society.
Other author Suman, Michael, 1958-
Rossman, Gabriel, 1977-
UCLA Center for Communication Policy.
Subject Mass media -- Political aspects -- United States -- Congresses.
Mass media -- Social aspects -- United States -- Congresses.
Social advocacy -- United States -- Congresses.
ISBN 0275968855 (alk. paper)