Discussion Questions

  1. Discuss what the government can do, if anything to protect young people from pornographic material on the World Wide Web.
  2. Do you envision books ever again having the power to move a nation as they did in revolutionary or anti-slavery times?
  3. Discuss the future of newspapers in this age of computer technology. Will there come a time when more people will get their news from the World Wide Web, rather than the print medium? If so, why? If not, why?
  4. Should there be any form of media censorship? If so, what types of printed material should be censored and who should be placed in charge of making those decisions? If not, how do you handle such materials as “how to make a hydrogen bomb” or “how to poison a community’s water supply”?
  5. Do the media portray a liberal bias? Discuss your answer using specific examples from our in-class discussion/debate, the additional readings, and your own personal knowledge/research/understanding.
  6. What are the positive and negative effects of social networking sites on the various cultures you belong to?